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The Channel Seven Children’s Research Foundation (CRF) is offering Research Fellowships to support mid-career researchers pursue ground-breaking advances in childhood health, welfare or education and build research capability in South Australia (SA).

We are seeking mid-career researchers focusing on research that addresses the Fellowship theme of Prevention and/or Management of Childhood Disability and Disease.

Applications from scientists, clinicians and allied health professionals are encouraged.

CRF - Funding Research Today to Improve the Lives of Children Tomorrow

The CRF will award two Fellowships to post-doctoral researchers to develop and lead a high performing research team working in fields addressing the Prevention and/or Management of Childhood Disability and Disease.

The CRF Fellowships provide a highly flexible research support package, allowing collaborations to be formed with others to achieve the aims of the research program.

The innovations resulting from the research program are expected to ultimately translate into fewer children with disabilities or diseases, and/or improved quality of life for children and their families affected by disability or disease.

Your commitment, innovation, and ability to collaborate will build capability and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives and partnerships, to ensure that your research outputs have national and international impact.

Co-funding and hosting support from a University or recognised research organisation is required.


Two fixed-term, full-time Fellowships for three years (with an option for a further two years) of $150,000 per annum to cover salary and research.


To be eligible, you must:

  • have a PhD and 5-12 years postdoctoral research experience (relative to opportunity) in an area relevant to the theme,
  • be eligible and agree to reside and work in South Australia for the duration of the Fellowship,
  • undertake research that addresses the theme,
  • have a strong track record in biomedical, clinical and/or public health research in a field related to the theme,
  • have experience in applied or translational research for development of new therapeutic or preventative health strategies relevant to childhood disability and disease,
  • have experience in successfully supervising, mentoring and coaching trainee researchers,
  • have a demonstrated trajectory of leadership capability,
  • have additional funding support from, and be hosted by, a research institution that can support the proposed research,
  • have the potential to attract additional national research funding and build research capability in SA, and
  • be willing to work with CRF to promote yourself, your research, and the CRF.

Selection is based on academic achievements, research experience relative to opportunity, academic references and interview.

For more information, including an application form template to assist you in preparing your application, please visit the website: crf.org.au 

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