Dear All,

The Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF) is now open for 
Notifications of Interest (NOIs). The deadline for Notifications of Intention 
to Apply (NOIs) is Wednesday March 29. Details about the scheme and application 
process are provided below.

About the Scheme

Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) will offer up to 10 full-time Research 
Fellowship positions commencing in 2024. Fellowships will be awarded on a 
competitive basis and will be fixed-term for three years. Applicants must have 
been awarded their PhD on or after 1 March 2020 or submit their thesis on or 
before 16 August 2023 (or make a convincing case for early career researcher 

The MQRF Scheme provides an incubation period for early career researchers to 
allow them to increase their competitive edge in securing research funding from 
non-University sources.  In addition, the Scheme aims to enhance the research 
capabilities of existing and emerging areas of research strength at Macquarie 
University. It is therefore important that projects show evidence of good 
research fit with both the Departmental and Faculty areas of research strength. 
More information about Research in the Department of Philosophy at Macquarie 
can be found here:

Please note that MQRF 2024 applicants must either reside in Australia and have 
appropriate work rights (either be an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen) 
OR if they are applying from overseas, they must have appropriate work rights 
for Australia already (returning Australian Permanent Resident/Citizen) and be 
able to get themselves back to Australia to commence no later than 30 June 2024 
or they forfeit their MQRF.

NOI Process

If you have an interest in applying for a Fellowship in the 2024 round through 
the Department Philosophy, please send the following items to A/Prof. Robert 
Sinnerbrink ( by Wednesday, 29 March 2023:

1. Provisional project title and a brief (400-word) project description

  1.  Name of potential Sponsor (there is no need to contact them at this stage)

3. Your PhD conferral date (or thesis submission date if the PhD is not yet 

  1.  A copy of your CV as an attachment including a list of publications. 
Publications should be listed under the headings: books, book chapters, 
peer-reviewed journal articles and other. Your CV should also briefly detail 
any career interruptions since the award of your PhD.
  2.  A copy of your Australian residency document – passport or visa.

If the Department decides to sponsor your application, you will be notified by 
Tuesday, 11 April 2023. Sponsored applicants will then be invited to work with 
their sponsors to develop their formal Expressions of Interest which must be 
submitted to Macquarie University Research Services by Wednesday, 26 April 2023.

Further information regarding the MQRF Scheme can be found at this site:



Dr Robert Sinnerbrink

Associate Professor / Director of Research / Visiting Fellow, Cinepoetics 
Center for Advanced Film Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin

Department of Philosophy  |   Faculty of Arts

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