Bringing back Australia’s best expat scientists – veski fellowships


Apply for $50,000 per annum to come back to Australia with a veski innovation fellowship

Do you know an outstanding Australian researcher living overseas? Or are you looking to recruit a leading international scientist?

The veski fellowships support Australian expatriates and globally competitive individuals who are currently overseas to relocate to Victoria.

The fellows receive up to $50,000 per annum for a maximum of three years, which must be matched with funding and in-kind contributions from a Victorian host organisation such as an academic or research institution.

Since 2004, veski has awarded 16 veski innovation fellowships to scientists and researchers working across a range of basic, applied and clinical research fields from modern health issues such as cancer, dengue and obesity to innovative studies into nanotechnology and organic semiconductors.

Past fellows include:

Prof Andrew Holmes, who was awarded the first veski fellowship to came home from Cambridge to work at the Bio21 Institute
Mark Shackleton and Michael Cowley, who both won the Science Minister’s Prize for Life Science
Assoc Prof Tiffany Walsh, who established the Institute of Frontier Materials at Deakin’s Geelong campus

With additional funding from the Victorian Government, veski will award additional fellowships in the next few years and bring more scientists and researchers back to Victoria.

Application close on Friday 28 June 2013, more details at

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