Faculty Post-Thesis Fellowships

Post-Thesis Fellowships are designed to support HDR students to write up their research findings after they have completed their theses. As well as the obvious good of disseminating research findings, the scheme seeks to support former RHD students as they position themselves for the employment market.


HDR students may apply to hold the fellowship either while the thesis is under examination, or following examination and completion of any necessary revisions.


Post-Thesis Fellowships will be awarded for a period twelve months.


Post-Thesis Fellows will be awarded the status of Honorary Research Fellow (Level A). As detailed in PPL 5.20.15 this entitles Fellows to:

  • use of facilities and resources of the unit as appropriate by arrangement with the Head;
  • appointment to Higher Degree by Research student supervisory or advisory roles, subject to normal approval processes;
  • use of the University Libraries; and
  • access to research or teaching support and resources as negotiated with the Head.

Fellows do not receive a stipend.

Application process

Applicants should complete the application form (DOCX, 16.1 KB) and submit it, along with a detailed publication plan and full CV or RHD Academic Portfolio, to the Administrative Officer (Research). Where the applicant is applying after examination, examiners’ reports should also be attached. It is important that applicants discuss their publication plans with their proposed mentor before submitting the application.

The Selection Committee will comprise the School Director of Research and Research Training, the Deputy Director of Research and Research Training, and additional assessors if required.

Selection criteria

Selection will be based on:

  • The applicant’s demonstrated ability to contribute to the research outputs and research culture of the School.
  • The feasibility and quality of the publication plan.

Applicants must submit...

All documentation is to be submitted to the Administrative Officer (Research).