Westpac Research Fellowships open for ANU applications

Researchers looking to pursue the first stages of their career at the ANU in 2016 can now apply for prestigious Westpac Research Fellowships valued at up to $460,000 each over three years.

ANU is a partner with the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation to offer ANU postgraduate students access to the program. The Fellowship covers each early career researcher’s full-time salary plus professional development and global experiences.

Applications are open until October 4.

Program Ambassador Dr Nicholas Farrelly of the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific said the Westpac Research Fellowships would give early career academics the chance to work on world-leading research.

“It offers a chance to take on the challenges of the Asian Century while working at one of Australia’s best universities,” Dr Farrelly said.

“With this investment in today’s pioneering research, Westpac has shown it is committed to supporting Australia’s big thinkers and their bold ideas.

“The Westpac Research Fellowship is the perfect springboard for academics who want to secure our country’s long-term peace and prosperity.”

Susan Bannigan, CEO of the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation said the program was looking for outstanding researchers with a vision to improve the lives of Australians.

“We want to free them up so they can focus on their work rather than worry about the ongoing task of sourcing more funding,” she said.

Details on how researchers can apply for the Westpac Research Fellowships program can be found here.