The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation (CRF) is offering Research Fellowships to support mid-career researchers to pursue ground-breaking advances in childhood health, welfare, or education, and to build research capability in South Australia (SA).

We are seeking mid-career researchers focusing on research that addresses the Fellowship theme of Prevention and/or Management of Childhood Disability and Disease.
Applications from scientists, clinicians, and allied health professionals are encouraged.
Act quickly to secure this opportunity to advance your career in research and build a lasting legacy.
Available are two fixed-term, full-time Fellowships for three years (with an option for a further two years) of $150,000 per annum to cover salary and research.

Co-funding and hosting support from a University or recognised research organisation is required.


Applications for CRF Fellowships


  • Applications open Wednesday 28 October 2020
  • Applications close Friday 4 December 2020



An Application Template is available to assist CRF Fellowship candidates to develop their application.

The template is intended to be a working document only. Answers to the questions need to be entered directly in the e-form in Submittable.

Applications are to be submitted online via Submittable.




  • A PhD and 5-12 years postdoctoral research experience (relative to opportunity) in an area related to the theme.
  • Commitment and eligibility to reside and work in South Australia.
  • High-level verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present information effectively and clearly to a wide audience and a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to attract additional national research funding and build research capability in South Australia.
  • Funding support from and hosting by a reputable research institution or research funding body with capacity to support the research proposal.
  • The type and extent of support proposed by a host organisation will be a consideration when selecting the candidates to receive a fellowship; however, there is no prescribed amount of additional funding support defined. An application that is underpinned by significant additional funding and in-kind support will be well received.



CRF Fellowships Application Form Template

We look forward to announcing our successful Fellows very soon.
Applications for the CRF Fellowship program is now closed

We look forward to announcing our successful Fellows very soon.