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Senior Fellowship


On offer during the FY23 Award Round.


To enable outstanding individuals to move to the highest level of leadership, undertaking high impact research of international standing in OHNS in Australia and/or New Zealand.

The Senior Fellowship is the Foundation’s flagship Award.

Term of award

Five (5) years.


Applicants must be established senior scientists, fully qualified surgeons or equivalent clinical specialists with the right to study/work in Australia or New Zealand (as appropriate).

Applicants must be outstanding internationally recognised contributors to science in research of major importance to OHNS and be fully committed to the field of OHNS.

Applicants would usually be at least ten (10) years post-doctoral, or have equivalent research experience, at the time of application. Applicants will be assessed on their stage of career relative to opportunity.

Applicants already holding a professorial position are unlikely to be considered for a Senior Fellowship.

Applicants who currently hold a similar fellowship must relinquish that fellowship to accept a Senior Fellowship.

Individuals who have previously held and received funding for a Senior Fellowship or its predecessor the Senior/Principal Research Fellowship (SPRF) are ineligible.

Please read the Terms and Conditions of Award for all eligibility and ineligibility criteria.


No more than AUD $250,000 per annum (all-inclusive), including:

i. A stipend reflecting the experience level of the Awardee and based on the NH&MRC Principal or Senior Principal Research Fellow Support Package;
ii. Start-up costs in the first year of the Fellowship;
iii. Research assistance, consumables, equipment, and other justifiable expenses in subsequent years.

Full details are available in the Terms and Conditions of Award.

How to apply

Applications are open during the annual Award Round (early July to late August), with outcomes being communicated in December. Applications must be submitted online via the GPRWMF Applications Portal.

For further detail, see How to Apply.

Application requirements

Applications for Senior Fellowships must include:

  • Applicant details, including a full CV
  • Research Plan
  • Budget (template provided)
  • Details of all research funding received, in addition to applications pending or to be submitted within the year for the Applicant
  • Details of two professional Referees
  • Signed Terms and Conditions of Award (proforma provided)

Additional requirements are specified in the Applications Portal form and Instructions for Applicants.

Applications are through the Applications Portal. To register, please click here.

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