National Competitive Grants Program
Australian Laureate Fellowships
The Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme reflects the Commonwealth’s commitment to support excellence in research by attracting world-class researchers and research leaders to key positions, and creating new rewards and incentives for the application of their talents in Australia.
Open to applications from outstanding researchers of international repute, the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme encourages proposals involving Australian and international researchers by providing eligible Australian Laureate Fellows with Project Funding in addition to a salary supplement and salary-related (on-cost) support.
For funding commencing in 2013, up to 17 Australian Laureate Fellowships may be awarded, with up to two of these fellowships allocated to exceptional female researchers who will also undertake an ambassadorial role to promote women in research. Preference will be given to researchers who will play a significant, sustained leadership and mentoring role in building Australia's internationally competitive research capacity.
The Administering Organisation (which may include Australian higher education institutions and some Australian publicly funded research institutions) will appoint the Australian Laureate Fellow as a Professor (Level E) or equivalent and provide the relevant salary.
One call for submission of Australian Laureate Fellowships proposals is made each year.