2017 MNI Fellowship applications now open

The MNI Fellowships provide an opportunity for the University to promote strategic areas of research, in this case, interdisciplinary research projects in the Neurosciences and related disciplines. There are two Fellowships available, for a one year period. The MNI Fellows will be instrumental in facilitating  the coming together of academic staff from across disciplines to work on a project consistent with the broad research objectives of the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute which demonstrates the following:

  • Innovative interdisciplinary research
  • Involves a team of academic staff from relevant disciplines with appropriate and complementary expertise for the intended research. The research project to be undertaken must, however, be clearly identifiable with the Fellow.
  • Shows significant potential for future funding by granting bodies.


Applicants must be employed in a Department of the University of Melbourne in order to apply, as the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute provides funding of $50,000 only and the Department must fund the balance of employment costs.


21 October 2016

Applications open

18 November 2016

Applications close

December 2016

Notification of outcomes to applicants and Departments

January 2017

Funds made available to host Department. Fellowships commence.



Questions or enquiries may be directed to: info-mni@unimelb.edu.au

Past Fellowships recipients

For further information on past fellowship recipients and their projects, click here.