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Our vision is to reduce the devastating impact of stillbirth for women, families and the wider community through improving care to reduce the number of stillborn babies and to reduce the impact of this loss.
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Awards + Scholarships

The Stillbirth CRE supports a number of awards and scholarships for both PhD students and post-doctorate researchers. Please view internal and external opportunities currently available below.

Stillbirth Future Leaders Fellowship

Through a competitive process, the Stillbirth CRE is offering a $50,000 fellowship to support early career researchers who are < 10years FTE post PhD.

This fellowship is designed to support exceptional early career stillbirth researchers whose projects align with the CRE's priority areas and make a meaningful contribution to the CRE's program of work.

At a Glance

  • Award Value: $50,000 per year in in salary support.
  • Applications close: 9 October 2022.

Terms and Conditions

If you are awarded this fellowship, you must:

  1. Provide a short-written report (with a photo) about your project’s key outcomes, for use on the Stillbirth CRE website and newsletters (to be provided by 1st November 2022)
  2. Attend and present an update of your project at the Stillbirth CRE Annual National Stillbirth Forum in the year the fellowship is awarded.
  3. Acknowledge the support/contribution of the fellowship provider (Stillbirth CRE) when publishing or presenting material that relates to the research project.

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidate must be an early career researcher who is <10 years post PhD (please provide evidence of PhD award and conferral date)
  • Principal supervisor and/or candidate must be a Stillbirth CRE collaborator
  • Candidate must be residing in Australia at the time of application
  • Must not hold a full-time fellowship for 2023 (e.g., NHMRC, ARC or Philanthropic)
  • Applicants who have been successful in the past are eligible to apply again.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria used for judging this fellowship will include the following three components:

  • Career vision in relation to stillbirth research
  • Track record
  • Alignment of proposed research with CRE priority areas or potential to lead to new directions in stillbirth research.
  • Likelihood of funding to support applicant achieve their career vision

How to Apply

To apply please email your signed, completed application form and accompanying documentation to stillbirthcre@mater.uq.edu.au.

Required documentation

  • Completed Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages)
  • Evidence of PhD conferral
  • Application form

Further information

For further information, please contact Robyn Collins, robyn.collins@mater.uq.edu.au.

  • If you are planning to complete your PhD (submit) in 2022 please contact us to discuss your eligibility prior to completing an application form.
  • We welcome expressions of interest from all those working on projects that are aligned with the overarching objectives and values of the Stillbirth CRE. All collaborations are governed by our Shared Understanding for Collaboration. To initiate a discussion regarding potential collaboration please review our Shared Understanding for Collaboration and contact us.

Shared Understanding for Collaboration

Stillbirth CRE and Australian College of Midwives Research and Travel Scholarships

The Stillbirth CRE and Australian College of Midwives (ACM) have several funding opportunities available in 2021. Opportunities include:

Stillbirth CRE and ACM Research Fellowship

An opportunity for a Research Fellowship to undertake a research project related to the goals and priority areas of the Stillbirth CRE.  One fellowship will be awarded up to the value of $AU 20,500.

Find out more

Stillbirth CRE and ACM Travel Fellowship

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide a rural or remotely based midwife the opportunity to attend a Stillbirth CRE annual meeting and update and network with colleagues and leaders from around the country.

Find out more

The Stillbirth CRE can also assist with compiling competitive applications for submission to any internal or external funding body.

Awards and Scholarships from Collaborators

A number of additional awards and scholarships are offered annually by our Collaborators, including the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ). Awards and scholarships are available to students and junior and senior researchers. Annual PSANZ awards and scholarships include:

  • PSANZ President's New Investigator Awards
  • David Henderson-Smart Scholarship
  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) Travel Award
  • Ritchie Centre Award For Translational Research

Information pack and how to apply

External Opportunities

UNESCO-L’Oréal Fellowship for Women in Science

Information pack and how to apply

Franklin Women Scholarships

Information pack and how to apply