APPRISE First Nations Research Fellowship 2020-2021

October 8, 2019

Expressions of Interest are now open for a First Nations research fellowship with the Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious diseaSe Emergencies (APPRISE). APPRISE is an NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence working to generate new knowledge that informs infectious disease response nationally and globally. The APPRISE vision is to undertake research that informs and enables preparedness and response to infectious disease threats and emergencies in a timely manner to protect and promote human health. This fellowship is part of a broader fellowship program to build a cohort of early-mid career researchers who will become the next generation of leaders in research preparedness for infectious disease emergencies.

Relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders are an integral part of the APPRISE network. In particular, APPRISE recognises the need to engage with, listen to and make space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander expertise. APPRISE is committed to supporting Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants and to building the trust, relationships and nuanced research questions necessary to specifically address the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The APPRISE fellows will become part of a national network of researchers working across clinical, laboratory and public health disciplines. The APPRISE network is focused on strengthening systems and platforms for conducting research in the event of infectious disease emergencies, with an emphasis on research governance and equity. Activities include developing research protocols harmonised with international standards, addressing ethics and governance issues, addressing infection prevention and control, enabling sharing and biobanking of clinical specimens and developing systems for sharing and analysing data and information in preparedness and early response situations.

The position is funded to a maximum of $70,577.60 p.a. for 2020-2021, however smaller amounts will be considered. This position is reserved for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant.

Applications may be submitted by:

  • Early/Mid-Career researchers (EMCR) who have an appropriate research plan that addresses APPRISE priorities and is conducted under a supervisory arrangement with an APPRISE investigator (CI or AI), OR
  • APPRISE investigators (CIs or AIs) where a new position is being proposed without a particular incumbent in mind

Expressions of Interest are due by 5pm AEDT Monday 9th December.

Download the file containing the application form and more information including eligibility and APPRISE priorities.

EOIs should be submitted electronically to Miranda Smith:

For enquiries, please contact:

Miranda Smith

Phone: +61 3 8344 6456 or 0457 779 907