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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Cancer Council Victoria postdoctoral cancer research fellowships: now open

Cancer Council Victoria is an independent volunteer based charity, which was established in 1936.
​Their ​mission is to lead the fight against cancer. Their ​core business is cancer control. They conduct and support research as well as delivering state-wide support and prevention programs and advocating regulation and other interventions to reduce the physical and emotional burden of cancer.

Cancer Council Victoria offers postdoctoral fellowships as a way of providing research assistance to Victorian PhD candidates at the time of thesis submission. There are two rounds each year. In applying, a strong case must be made to continue in the present research group for a further year.

Applications close at 4.30pm on Tuesday 6 October 2015​.

Fellowship details:


  • The fellowship is available to researchers who have recently submitted their PhD. 
  • To be eligible, applicants must have their thesis submitted or accepted as passed between 1 April and 30 September 2015.
  • ‘Submission of thesis’ is defined as having submitted a PhD thesis with the University Graduate Office and the thesis has proceeded to examination. Evidence showing that the thesis has been submitted and is under examination is acceptable to meet this ​eligibility criterion.
  • ​​‘Accepted as passed’ is defined as having lodged a PhD thesis with the University ​Graduate Office, that the thesis has been examined and that a letter or other document is available indicating that the PhD has been accepted as passed.
  • The next ro​​und of postdoctoral fellowships will be for PhDs submitted between ​1 October 2015 and 31 March 2016. Applications will close in April 2016.


The fellowship funding will be paid to the host institute at the NHMRC Personnel Support Package (PSP) Level 3 rate of $73,661 p​.​a. The PSP amount covers all salary and salary on-costs (e​.​g​.​ payroll tax, workers compensation, leave loading, compulsory and contributory superannuation) as well as some minor operational support.


The fellowship is for one year, commencing 1 January 2016.
Application Procedure:​

The application guidelines and application form are available at http://www.cancervic.org.au/postdoctoral_research_fellowships

Queries about the scheme should be directed to the Medical & Health Sciences Team at MRO (mhs@monash.edu).

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