Outgoing Students

Special Programme

The University of Sydney Fellowships 2018 


  • 6 September 2017 (Expressions of Interest)
  • 10 October 2017 (Full Applications – by invitation)

The University of Sydney Fellowships aim to attract outstanding early career researchers to the University of Sydney to contribute to and enhance the research strengths and culture of the university.

The Sydney Society of Fellows

Holders of the University of Sydney Fellowships will be members of the Sydney Society of Fellows, and will be affiliated to a faculty or university school and research centre where appropriate. The first of its kind in Australia, the Sydney Society of Fellows represents the University’s commitment to ground-breaking research and scholarship.

The Society aims to bring to Sydney the most promising young scholars from all disciplines to allow them to participate in and contribute to its thriving intellectual life. The Sydney Society of Fellows fosters inter-faculty collaboration, builds on a network of outstanding international alumni and provides further career development opportunities for Fellows.

Successful candidates will be expected to reside in Sydney for the duration of their fellowship and to actively participate in the Society’s activities: present their work in its seminars, participate in and organize reading groups and workshops, help mentor research students and initiate interdisciplinary research.

In selecting the cohort we will be attentive to gender balance and diversity more broadly, including participation from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and from ethnically and linguistically diverse communities.


Applications are welcome and encouraged from any discipline, faculty or research area. A particular objective of the 2018 round is to attract talented recent doctoral graduates who can contribute to our whole-of-university multidisciplinary initiatives, broadly construed. These include:

  • The Charles Perkins Centre 
  • The Brain and Mind Centre 
  • The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology 
  • The China Studies Centre 
  • The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre 
  • The Cancer Research Network 
  • The Sydney Environment Institute 
  • The Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity 
  • The Sydney Centre for Translational Data Science 
  • The Sydney Policy Lab 

Further information about the University’s research strategy, including our commitment to multidisciplinary research, can be found by consulting the University’s Strategic Plan 2016-20. For more information, please refer to the documents: