RMIT University

Internal fellowships and opportunities

RMIT is seeking dynamic, passionate academics from around the world that are focused on solving problems affecting urban communities globally. Our research funding schemes support academics at different points through their career by providing opportunities to undertake high quality, industry-partnered research at RMIT.

Funding schemes open to external and RMIT internal applicants:

Type of researcher

Scheme / Fellowship

Support offered

Senior researcher
(Academic C)

Vice-Chancellors Senior Research Fellowships

Four-year employment contract with $50,000 over four years to support the achievement of individual research goals. Where applicable RMIT will assist with relocation and visa applications.
Duration: 4 years

Early career researcher

RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program - Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Postdoctoral fellows receive similar conditions to employees of the international industry partner organisation.
Duration: 1 to 2 years.

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships

Three-year employment contract plus $5,000 p/a for three years to support the achievement of individual research goals.
Duration: 3 years.

Funding schemes open only to fixed term or ongoing staff currently employed by RMIT:

Type of researcher

Scheme / Fellowship

Support offered

All academics

RMIT Foundation International Research Exchange Fellowships (login required)

Grants of up to $10,000 to cover the cost of travel and accommodation.
Duration: no less than 2 weeks.

RMIT Foundation International Visiting Fellowships (login required)

Grants of up to $10,000 to cover the cost of travel and accommodation.
Duration: no less than 2 weeks.

RMIT Research Partnerships Development Scheme (login required)

$10,000 funding to assist with building and maintaining a relationship with an industry partner.
Duration: 12 months.

Early career researcher

Malcolm Moore Industry Research Grant (login required)

An annual grant of up to $32,500 to support an industry-partnered research project by an early career researcher.

Early Career Researcher (ECR) International Travel Award (login required)

Grant of up to $5,000 to cover the cost of travel and accommodation to aid the professional development of an early career researcher.

Scholarship and support schemes only open to Higher Degrees by Research students enrolled at RMIT:

Type of researcher

Scheme / Fellowship

Support offered

HDR student

RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program - Postgraduate Research

Research grants, co-supervision and access to international industry partner organisations research facilities.
Duration: length of research program.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s (Research and Innovation) Postgraduate Research Student International Conference Fund

Funding to assist HDR candidates to participate in internationally recognised conference/workshop: Up to $1,000 for an event within Australian or New Zealand. Up to $2,000 for other locations.

Enrichment and support services

The School of Graduate Research provides services such as the Statistical Consultancy Service, On Track workshops, writing and editing support and online professional development modules.
Duration: length of research program.

Postgraduate scholarships

Various

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