Gilbert Postdoctoral Career Development Fellowships

Fostering the career development of recently completed PhD students in History, the Gilbert Postdoctoral Career Development Fellowships are valued at $2,000 each. Successful applicants will be allocated an academic mentor over a three-month period. The fellowships aim to enhance the recipient’s research track record by supporting the development of their PhD research so that it is suitable for publication as a journal article, book chapter or book and encourage future applications for ARC DECRA Awards for postdoctoral research.

Applications open

30 Sep 2019

Applications close

11 Nov 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $2,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 2

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • have completed a PhD in the SHAPS History program after 1 June 2016

    Full-time academic employees are ineligible.

    Once awarded, the timing of the Gilbert Postdoctoral Career Development Fellowships will be negotiated between the recipient and the committee.

    Recipients are required to:

    • Accept award online within 21 days;
    • Recipients must submit a one-page report on their progress in developing their research and indented DECRA application that meets Committee satisfaction at the end of the mentoring period.
  • Application process

    Complete the online application form including:

    • an overview of your writing project and intended publication outlets
    • a CV (including publications to date)
    • an indication of when you intend to apply for an ARC DECRA, and the proposed topic; and
    • an academic reference (short reference addressing capacity to undertake publication goals in the three-month time period)

    Submit a scholarship application now

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8  weeks after the closing date.

  • About the donor

    Gilbert Postdoctoral Career Development Fellowships

    These fellowship are supported by donations made from the Gilbert Bequest and the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.

What are the benefits?

Up to four fellowships valued at $2000 each and mentoring from a senior academic


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