MDHS Faculty Fellowships now open
Applications are now open for the annual Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Trust Fellowships.
These prestigious fellowships are the result of donations and bequests and are a fundamental feature of the overall University of Melbourne fellowship offering. The fellowships enable talented and exceptional early to mid-career health and medical researchers to establish and gain momentum in their careers, and continue ground-breaking research in their chosen discipline.
Dr Daniel Pellicci, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Biomedical Sciences, received the CR Roper Fellowship in 2016 with the key objective of expanding his research team and outputs and establishing himself as an independent research scientist.
Dr Pellicci’s research trajectory continued with obtaining highly competitive grants including the prestigious and ultra-competitive NHMRC Career Development Fellowship, which was ranked first in Australia. As a result, Dr Pellicci received the 2018 Commonwealth Health Ministers Medal for Excellence in Health and Medical Research and an NHMRC Research Excellence Award.
“Funding received by the CR Roper Faculty Trust Fellowship has played a critical role in allowing me to establish my own research laboratory,” Dr Pellicci says.
The CR Roper bequest is a legacy endowment for postgraduate medical research and promotion of medical research.
This year’s Faculty Trust Fellowship round offers fellowships in the following areas: clinical or non-clinical areas of biomedical and health research; physiology; history and philosophy of science or of medicine; justice, equity or ethics in society; schizophrenia and research into causes or alleviation of physical pain.
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Research Development team coordinates the annual round. For further information, refer to the dedicated Faculty Trust Fellowship scheme page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Dr Pellicci, refer to the Doherty Institute website.
Applications are open until 11.55pm AEDT 1 September 2019.