To be eligible to apply for an International Research Exchange Fellowship, applicants must be a member of RMIT University's academic staff and hold a continuing or fixed-term appointment for the duration of the Fellowship program. Prospective applicants who were recipients in 2016 or 2017 of Malcolm Moore, International Visiting Fellowships or International Research Exchange Fellowships are not eligible to apply in 2018.
In the case of an international researcher (the International Fellow) coming to RMIT, the applicant must demonstrate an established research connection between the international researcher and RMIT. Similarly, an RMIT researcher (the RMIT Fellow) proposing to travel overseas must demonstrate an established research connection with an overseas institution. The researcher travelling to/from RMIT should have a strong publication and grant record for the last 3 – 5 years.
At the closing date for applications (9 April 2018) applicants must not have any overdue progress and/or final reports for external or internal research grant funding. Applications which do not meet this criterion will be ruled ineligible.
Applicants can check the status of their reports by logging on to MyResearch@RMIT. (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your records need updating.)
Preference will be given to applications where evidence of matching external funding has been secured. Where the cost of the exchange exceeds $10,000, it is expected that applicants will source the balance of funds through other channels, including: a research grant, the applicant’s School or College, and the International Fellow’s institution.
Proposed Fellows are generally expected to be of the highest calibre in their field and have an international standing. Preference will be given to proposed Fellows whose research aligns with RMIT’S Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs). Applicants are strongly encouraged to develop their applications in consultation with the relevant Director(s) of the following ECPs:
- Advanced manufacturing and fabrication
- Advanced materials
- Biomedical and health innovation
- Design and creative practice
- Global business innovation
- Information and systems (engineering)
- Social change
- Urban futures
Successful Fellows who are visiting RMIT will be required to participate in promotional activities regarding their visit. The visit to RMIT must include a lecture or seminar (of interest and open) to the wider community which could attract publicity.
All proposed visits should commence after 9 April 2018 but must have begun by 9 April 2019. Please note: visits that take place in 2019 will only be approved where the research funds can be demonstrated to be expended by 31 December 2018.