The Scientia Fellowship Scheme

The Scientia Fellowship Program, established as a cornerstone of the UNSW 2025 Strategy, aims to attract and retain the highest research performers on a trajectory to being exceptional research leaders and mentors. Fellowship appointments will be made at academic levels A to C in 2019.

UNSW 2025 Strategy has a firm commitment to a just society and aspires to being an international exemplar in equity, diversity and inclusion. In pursuit of this goal, the Scientia Fellowship Program will embed diversity in appointment practices to ensure appropriate gender representation, cultural diversity and disciplinary expertise.


  • This scheme is open to internal and external candidates. This is either,

    • Internal continuing, fixed term or casual UNSW staff; or

    • Not currently in paid employment at UNSW.

  • Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of application.

For information about registering interest in the Program and applying, please visit

Science research areas of focus for 2019 Fellowship round

Research Area

Detailed Research Area

Fundamental and Enabling SciencesAstronomy, Exoplanetary and Planetary Sciences
Theoretical Physics of Atomic and Condensed Matter Systems
Catalysis and Industry
Applied Mathematics: Dynamics, Optimisation, and Computation
Pure Mathematics: Algebra, Graphs, Number Theory, and Analysis
Statistics: Data Science, Applications, Analysis and Methods
Earth Science, Paleontology and Astrobiology

Cognition, Decision Sciences and Learning

Biomedical SciencesEnvironmental Microbiology
Molecular Medicine
Systems and Cellular Biology
Medicinal Chemistry (Chemistry, BABS)
Marine Bio-Innovation
Neuroscience and Mental Health
Perception (Psychology, Optometry & Vision Science)
Vision Science, Eye Health and Disease
Contact Lenses and Myopia Control
Environment, Water and SustainabilityExtreme Weather and Climate Change
Ecosystems Science
Sustainable Materials
Airborne research for environmental planning and sustainability
Next Generation Materials and TechnologiesNanoscience (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering)
Quantum Information, Matter and Technologies
Physics of Nanoscale Systems and Spin-based Phenomena
Functional Materials
Advanced Metal and Ceramic Materials
Polymers and Composites (Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry)
Energy & Environment (Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry
Biocompatible Implants (BABS, OPTOM)
New transport technologies
Government and Health PolicyClinical, Health and Forensic Psychology
Care pathways and care quality in eye health
Road, Aviation and Transport Safety