Scientia Fellowships

Scientia Fellowships

Over forty Fellowship appointments will be made at academic levels A to D in 2018 for commencement in 2019.

The key distinctive features of the UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program include a tenure track fellowship with a career pathway commitment that has unprecedented flexibility. UNSW Scientia Fellows will have access to a range of development opportunities relevant to career stage across research, teaching and leadership, with a significant support and collaboration package.

To learn more about our Fellows, their research, and the benefits of the Program, see the link below and watch the videos:

Emma Kirby  

Emma Kirby - UNSW Scientia Fellow

Arne Laucht  

Arne Laucht - UNSW Scientia Fellow

Elvira Sojli  

Elvira Sojli - UNSW Scientia Fellow

Xiaojing Hao  

Xiaojing Hao - UNSW Scientia Fellow

Simon Rosenbaum  

Simon Rosenbaum - UNSW Scientia Fellow

Katja Ignatieva  

Katja Ignatieva - UNSW Scientia Fellow

In 2019, at least fifteen of the positions have been reserved for the following priority areas:


Indigenous researchers

For passionate and impactful Indigenous researchers who share our vision to make a difference to people’s lives through their knowledge and work.


Interdisciplinary research

For researchers with outstanding track records who can contribute to building on cross-faculty collaboration to create original and innovative interdisciplinary research.


Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM)

For leading female researchers in these fields who are passionate about mentoring women in STEMM education and careers in support of UNSW’s commitment to gender equality.

Applicants for these priority positions should select the faculty most aligned with their research. This will lead to the application form, where there is an opportunity to select one of the above priority areas.

Applications for the Scientia Fellowship Program 2019 have now closed

Visit the Fellowship Guidelines.

Applications for the Scientia Fellowship Program 2019 have now closed. Please register your interest for next year’s application round at the link below:

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Please note that this is NOT an application for Scientia Fellowships.


UNSW - Australia's Global University

With access to unparalleled research support, world-class infrastructure, industry-leading mentors and an academic environment that has produced numerous world firsts, it is easy to see why leading researchers choose UNSW Sydney.

UNSW is a research-intensive university ranked in the world’s top 50 universities (QS rankings 2019).

We are proud to say our research facilities are some of the best in the business. From the world-leading Lowy Cancer Research Centre to the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, we invest in the latest technologies, spaces and equipment to support research excellence across all disciplines.

Our Sydney campus is home to 62,500 students from over 120 countries. We aspire to be Australia's global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society.

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World Class Teams

World-class research teams

UNSW is known for innovative and pioneering research that has global impact.

As a Scientia Scholarship candidate you will join a vibrant research community and be supervised by leading experts in your field.

Here are just a few of our research highlights:

  • UNSW has more top ratings in broad fields of research than any other Australian university (2018 Excellence in Research in Australia report).
  • 81 specific research subjects rated “above or well above world standard” (2018 Excellence in Research in Australia report).
  • UNSW awarded the highest number of Australian Research Council Discovery Projects in Australia for three years in a row (2017, 2018, and 2019). Total funding awarded over that period was in excess of $91m.
  • A 7,000-strong research community.

Find out more at UNSW Research.