It is an exciting time to be a researcher at the University of Newcastle. Ranked in the top 10 in Australia for research, a proven track record of innovation continues to drive our reputation as a place of research excellence.
In addition to more than 800 University academics, UoN hosts more than 200 research academics supported by external funding. We are keen to support and provide opportunity for our researchers by providing additional funds, specialist support and access to world-class facilities such as those available at NIER and HMRI. UoN supports NHMRC Research Fellows with start-up funds, salary supplement and guaranteed salary support for a period of two years. These researchers often move on to University appointments.
The Gladys M. Brawn Senior Research Fellowship
This Fellowship is one such mechanism of support available at UoN. The bequest has supported five Senior Brawn Fellows and 17 Postdoctoral Fellows, all conducting valuable research in a broadly defined field of health research, with the potential to change the lives of people around the world.
The latest recipient of a Senior Research Fellowship is Professor Amanda Baker. Professor Baker is a Clinical Psychologist who has practised in both the fields of mental health and alcohol and other drug treatments in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Download the 2012 Gladys M Brawn Senior Research Fellowship Report (PDF 1.01 MB) for more information.
UoN academics are among the best in the world, making significant contribution and impact within their disciplines. Many of our staff have successfully attracted highly competitive external fellowships through the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Supporting this next generation of leading researchers is a priority at our University. Our Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Scheme provides the opportunity to launch a research career. Fellowship recipients produce high quality research in specialist areas aligned with the University's research strengths; attract external research funding, produce high quality outputs, engage in productivity-driven research networks within UoN and with partners across the globe.
We are also interested in enabling established researchers to join our institutes and centres at UoN. If you are a new staff member transferring grants and/or Fellowships to the University Of Newcastle from another institution, please contact Research Grants and Contracts who will help you with this process and discuss our support mechanisms.