Senior Medical Research Fellowship

Senior Medical Research Fellowship

The Foundation’s Senior Medical Research Fellowship (SMRF’s) is intended to be amongst the most prestigious awards available to those who wish to continue a career in medical research in Australia. The fellowship is a 5 year initiative valued at $245,000 per annum. In any given year there can be up to two SMRF’s granted.

The Fellowship is an integral part of a scheme that is intended to provide both salary and project grant support for outstanding Australian medical researchers. The total value of the award is $1,225,000.

Outstanding researchers who are medically qualified, or graduates of another scientific discipline with recognised post-doctoral achievements, seeking to establish a research career in Australia and undertake research in an Australia academic institution are eligible to apply whether or not they are currently working in Australia. Application will be judged on the basis of merit and excellence in competition with other applications.

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Current recipients of the SMRF’s

2016
A/Professor Marnie Blewitt
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Screening and characterization of mammalian epigenetic modifiers
Dr Seth Masters
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
The inflammasome and autoinflammatory disease
Dr Lucy Palmer
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Decoding the brain: how do we make decisions?

2015
D
r Marie-Liesse Asselin-Lab
University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Natural and artificial regulation of the human epigenome in neural differentiation and plasticity
Dr Thomas Gebhardt
The University of Melbourne (Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity)
T-Cell medicated immunity in barrier tissues

2014

Prof Ryan Lister
University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Natural and artificial regulation of the human epigenome in neural differentiation and plasticity
Dr Marc Pellegrini
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Developing “functional cures” for chronic human infections
 Dr  Nicolas Plachta
Monash University , EMBL Australia & Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute
Seeing how Mammalian life starts: Quantitative single cell imaging of living embryos

2013
Dr Jose Polo
Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University
Identifying the molecular mechanism during reprogramming of different somatic cells into induced pulipotent stem cells
Dr Jian Yiang
Queensland Brian Institute, The University of Queensland
Methods and large-scale genomic analyses to study the genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders and obesity

2012
 Professor Alex Brown
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Exploring the natural History of Adverse End-Points in Cardiovascular Disease and co-morbid Depression: The ENHANCED project
Dr Axel Kallies
Awarded at The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Now at University of Melbourne
Transcriptional and epigenetic control of conventional and regulatory T cell differentiation

Past recipients of the Senior Medical Research Fellowship can be found in the Alumni section.