At UniSA, building research careers is considered an integral part of our research culture and success. As a research fellow, you are actively encouraged to undertake high-quality research in our institutes and centres, to improve your national and international profile, and to assume a leadership role.

The UniSA fellows career package offers you a range of personal support, research schemes, and development programs.

  • Financial research support: Externally-funded fellows receive generous annual financial support for the duration of their fellowship to help with progressing their research agenda and profile.
  • Research support schemes: Fellows may apply for additional intramural funding, through internal grant schemes. These include annual research grants, and the biannual Early Career Researcher Networking Award and Visiting Distinguished Researcher Award.
  • Grant and fellowship development funding: Fellows receive considerable support to develop and maintain a nationally competitive research profile. Grant and fellowship schemes include seed funding to generate pilot data, workshops to develop grant writing and interview skills, and expert review of draft applications.
  • Early Career Researcher Development Program: The Early Career Researcher Development Program is available to early-career research fellows wishing to enhance research skills, networks, and understanding of the broader research environment.
  • Research Leadership Development Program: The first of its kind in the Australian university sector, the Research Leadership Development Program identifies successful researchers demonstrating evidence of leadership and engages them in an 18-month program designed to accelerate a trajectory to research leadership.
  • Fellows Network: The Fellows Network supports and advises on professional development and career planning and enhancement.

Additional fellowship support

UniSA research fellows are also encouraged to supervise honours and postgraduate students, and can access excellent professional development in supervising. In addition, with UniSA's strong history of research partnerships with communities, government and industry, there is expert support on the management and administration of research grants and fellowships, and the provision of legal, contract and ethics advice.