Macquarie University Research Fellowship Scheme Expressions of Interest Open Soon

The Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF) Scheme is soon to open for formal Expressions of Interest.

Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) will offer up to 10 full-time Research Fellowship positions commencing in 2020. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and are offered in two formats: 

• 100% research over three years 

• 75% research and 25% teaching over 4 years (this format is only available on the basis of Department funding for salary to cover the 25% teaching component)

Applicants must have been awarded their PhD on or after 1 March 2016, or submit their thesis on or before 26 August 2019 (or make a convincing case for early career researcher status).

If you have an interest in applying for a Fellowship in the 2020 round through the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, please email:

  1. Your current CV with list of publications, as an email attachment with your surname in the file name. Publications should be listed under the headings: books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and other.
  2. Provisional project title and a brief (up to 400-word) project description, also as an attachment with your surname in the file name.
  3. To Michelle Arrow ( by Wednesday, 8 May 2019.

If the Department is able to sponsor your application, you will be notified by 15 May 2019. Sponsored applicants will then be invited to work with their sponsors to develop their formal Expressions of Interest which must be submitted to the University by 30 May 2019.

It is important that there is a good fit between the research interests of applicants and sponsors. For this reason, potential applicants are strongly advised to review the research profiles of potential sponsors from within the discipline/s of Modern History, Politics and International Relations These can be viewed via the Department staff list at:,-politics-and-international-relations/our-people

Research in Modern History covers the fields of Australian, Aboriginal, European and world history. Research strengths in the discipline include the history of gender and sexuality; biographic and oral histories; the history of ideas in everyday life; and public and popular history. Research in Politics and International Relations covers the broad fields of Australian, comparative and international politics, political (including international) theory, foreign policy and public policy.

Specific research projects include: US foreign policy; nationalism and the state; secessionism; Europe and Eurasian national and international politics; North/South relations, the history of ideas; religion and politics; environmental politics; regionalism in the Southwest Pacific; the politics of Indigenous identity; the politics of sexuality, and the politics of the family.

Further information is available at the following link. Please note that the documents for the 2020 scheme will be available from 16 April 2019. The documents for fellowships which commenced in 2019 are for information only.