AMRI Visiting Collections Fellowship

The AMRI Visiting Collection Fellowship offers researchers up to $8,000 to work with significant collections at the Australian Museum.

 

Applications for funding between July 2014 and June 2015 are now closed.

In consultation with the appropriate collection manager applicants are invited to propose collections-based research which enhances the collection. The fellowship is offered to researchers intending to work across any of the museum’s collections including cultural, anthropological as well as the natural science collections.

Proposed projects must aim to further the Museum’s research priorities as set out in the 2014-2017 Science Strategy.

Selection Criteria:

a) Significance of the scientific contribution to the collection of interest
b) Significant research into collections held by the Museum for which there is no resident staff specialist
c) Clear and appropriate budget
d) The project enhances the respective collections and collection data or places the collection within a new field
e) Relevance of intended outcomes to the research priorities as set out in the 2014-2017 Science Strategy.
f) Experience of the applicant relevant to his or her proposed activities

The maximum amount of the fellowship is $8,000 to assist with living costs, travel and research expenses. The maximum duration of the fellowship is 12 months. 

Living costs: The maximum amount allowed for living costs is $800 per week. 

DNA Facilities: If you plan to use the Museum’s DNA facilities to undertake molecular studies, please include this as a line item in your budget. If you need assistance with costings, please contact the DNA Lab Manager.

SEM Facilities: If your proposal involves use of the scanning electron microscope please specify this as a line item in your budget. For assistance with costings, please contact the manager of Microscopy and Microanalysis.

Salary and stipend: the successful applicant cannot use any of the awarded amounts to pay salary or stipend. A statement on letterhead from an applicant's employer certifying that his or her salary or stipend and associated expenses will be paid by that institution during the tenure of the fellowships must accompany the application.

Applicants are advised to liaise with the relevant Australian Museum Collection Manager when planning their project. Application forms must be signed by that Collection Manager.

If you require assistance in contacting an appropriate AM staff member please contact Maxine Kauter, Project Coordinator, Research and Collections on 61 2 93206457.

Applications for funding between July 2014 and June 2015 are now open. Applications close at 5pm on Monday 19 May 2014.

Download the Application Form

Application checklist:

  • Completed application form, signed by the associated collection manager.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names and contact details of at least two referees.
  • A statement on letterhead from your employer certifying that your salary or stipend and associated expenses will be paid during the tenure of the fellowship.
  • One hardcopy and one electronic copy (via email) of the documents listed above must be sent to:

Maxine Kauter
Program Coordinator, Science & Learning and AMRI
Australian Museum
6 College Street SYDNEY NSW 2010 Australia
Phone: (+612) 9320 6457
Fax: (+612) 9320 6015
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