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Opportunity profile: Early career lifeline in Western Australia

Extra chance to win generous, but hypercompetitive, fellowships from the Forrest Research Foundation

A postdoctoral fellowship from the Forrest Research Foundation can be a golden ticket for early career researchers. The foundation, established in 2014 by philanthropists Andrew and Nicola Forrest, funds young researchers to work at one of five universities in Western Australia.

Forrest Fellowships last three years and are open to researchers from around the world with a PhD and up to two years postdoctoral experience in any discipline. But they are incredibly hard to get. In 2020, six fellowships were awarded at a success rate of just 1.5 per cent.

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