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Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship

RMIT University
Melbourne (LGA), Greater Melbourne (Inner) (AU)
$93,413 to $200,550 Annually
Closing date
1 Jan 2024

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  • Contribute to High-Quality Collaborative Research
  • Attractive Salary, 17% Super and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • 3 or 5 Year Fixed Term Contract (depending on Fellowship type)

About the RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowships Program

Each year, RMIT brings on the world’s best and brightest researchers and teams to undertake transdisciplinary applied research that creates positive impact for society, the economy and the environment. 

The RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships program enables some of the world’s best research talent to flourish and make a difference in areas that matter for our future. If you are ambitious and enjoy working in team environments to achieve impact from your excellent research, we invite you to apply to become an RMIT Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow.  Applications are now open at Academic levels A-E in three focused areas of priority as follows: 

  • Regenerative Futures
  • MedTech Innovation, and
  • Digital Innovation.

Prestigious RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowships are available in one of five categories covering academic levels A to E with generous research support funding annually (refer to Fellowships categories for eligibility and details), as well as:

  • Access to RMIT’s research facilities and interdisciplinary networks; Mentoring; Access to researcher development programs to discover new pathways to impact; and   Supported and flexible workplace – RMIT is a recognised employer of choice.

Click here for more information about the program.

About You

You will have prior experience in conducting and leading research, as well as experience in attracting research funding, including competitive grants from both national and international sources. You will be recognised for producing high quality outputs and have evidence of collaboration across industry and/or research organisations.

Female Only Recruitment Conditions

To address the under-representation of women, for the Professorial-, Principal-, Senior-, and Research Fellowships positions, there are some Schools where we will only accept applications from women, including those who identify as women or are gender diverse. Click here to review the conditions that apply to this year’s program.

NOTE: these conditions do not apply to the Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, which are open to all applicants, across all Schools. 

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 96,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. The University’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work.  


RMIT’s Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships are open to local and international researchers who are outstanding in their field and who meet the eligibility and selection criteria. 

Applicants must: 

  • Hold a PhD/Doctorate qualification; Complete the application form by the 2023 deadline; Additional eligibility criteria may apply. Please refer to the specific eligibility criteria under each of the Fellowship categories. 

Please Note: Fellowships are not available to current RMIT employees, who are already in ongoing academic roles.

To Apply

Applications for the 2023 RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellows are now open. 

Find out more and apply

All applications close at 12 noon Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on 28 November 2023.  

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any applications beyond the closing date.   

Position Description - Professorial Research Fellowship

Position Description - Principal Research Fellowship

Position Description - Senior Research Fellowship

Position Description - Research Fellowship

Position Description - Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Further Questions   

If you have any application questions, please visit our frequently asked questions section on the RMIT VCRF webpage or alternatively you can email if your questions are not answered within the website. Please note, applications submitted via this email address will not be processed.

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via or visit our Careers page for more contact information - 

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. 

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