Are you a recent PhD graduate looking to make a big splash in research? The Forrest Research Foundation at The University of Western Australia offers a fantastic opportunity through its Forrest Postdoctoral Fellowship. This program aims to make Western Australia a leading place for research and innovation.

Fellowship Duration

The fellowship can last up to three years, depending on how well your research progresses. You should be ready to start within 12 months of winning the award.

Benefits of the Forrest Fellowship

Here’s what you get:

  • Generous Salary and Benefits: Earn a competitive salary starting at around $103,202, plus a 17% addition for retirement savings. You’ll also get extra money to help with research trips and moving costs.
  • Housing Support: Receive an annual $24,128 housing allowance to live comfortably at Forrest Hall, so you can focus fully on your research.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Spend one day a week mentoring younger scholars and taking on roles that help spread the word about the Foundation’s work.

Are You Eligible?

To apply, you should:

  • Have received your PhD after January 1, 2022, or will complete it by December 31, 2024.
  • Plan to live at Forrest Hall during your fellowship, unless you qualify for a special exemption.

How to Apply

Applying is straightforward:

  1. Fill out the online application on the Forrest Research Foundation website by the deadline.
  2. Include your CV (up to 4 pages), a list of publications, grants, awards, and the contacts of up to three referees.

Your application will be reviewed based on your academic achievements, research potential, leadership qualities, and your ability to contribute positively to the Forrest community.


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