The NHMRC/R G Menzies Fellowship is awarded and administered by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The Fellowship is to provide opportunities for Australian researchers to undertake research that is both of major importance in its field and of benefit to Australian health. A major objective is to foster career development at the postdoctoral level by encouraging the beneficial experience of a different research environment.
The Fellowships are available for postdoctoral medical study at approved overseas institutions with tenure for up to four years. Two years are spent in the overseas country followed by two years back in Australia. Awards are offered to persons of outstanding ability who wish to make research a significant component of their career.
The NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship is limited to applicants in the Overseas Early Career Fellowships category. To be considered for this award complete the details requested after selecting the R G Menzies option on the online RGMS application form.
The Early Career Fellowship is administered by the NHMRC.
Closing Date: April
The NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship in 2016 was awarded to Dr Kevin Man.
In addition to its $75,000 grant to the NHMRC for this Fellowship, the Menzies Foundation provided a supplementation of $5,000 for each of the four years of the award for associated activities, eg conference travel.
Dr Kevin Man
2016 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow
Dr Kevin Man has been awarded the 2016 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship to further his research into circadian rhythm regulation on a cellular level. Kevin’s research will focus on understanding how genes regulate circadian rhythms, and the impact of disrupted cycles on cardiovascular and metabolic illnesses. His research may help with the development of tailorable therapies for immune related disorders such as asthma or type 2 diabetes.
Kevin’s research will be conducted at The University of California’s San Francisco campus and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Through the fellowship he aims to bring new research techniques back to Australia where new technologies are reinventing the types of experiments which can be conceived.
Kevin was awarded his PhD by University of Melbourne in 2015