APPRISE Research Fellowships 2020–2021

September 3, 2019

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now open for nine (9) two-year early- to mid-career research fellowships 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.

EOIs are due at 5pm AEST 30 September 2019.

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. The nine fellowships seek 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 nine available positions are funded to a maximum of $70,577.60 p.a. for 2020–2021, however smaller amounts will be considered. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are strongly encouraged to apply, with one position 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 (Chief Investigator or Associate Investigator), OR
  • APPRISE investigators (Chief Investigator or Associate Investigator) where a new position is being proposed without a particular incumbent in mind.

EOIs are due at 5pm AEST 30 September 2019.

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: