Exceptional, visionary, biomedical research leaders.

Exceptional, visionary, biomedical research leaders.

The flagship Snow Medical program to develop Australia’s next generation of outstanding biomedical research leaders ($22.7M)
Snow Fellowships target emerging global research leaders that show the potential to drive, manage and influence the next generation of health and medical innovation. The Fellowship provides these emerging leaders the independence, funding and time to develop a bold research program, build their research team, and establish leadership experience.
Each Snow Fellowship will be valued at approximately $8 million over eight years for eligible early to mid-career researchers. Fellowship funding will be available to set up and operate a research laboratory, comprising salaries for the Snow Fellow and post doctoral researchers, PhD student scholarship top-ups, technical and laboratory management support, project funds and leadership development.
The Snow Fellowship program supports ambitious research and high performing teams, and we believe that these are based on diversity, inclusivity and gender equality.

Snow Fellowship

2020 application round opens 25 June 2020
Biomedical research
Up to $1M per year
8 years of funding (review at year 4/5)
Mentorship, leadership and management training support

Extracellualar matrix by Tom Cox at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research


Approved Australian host university or medical research institute (Eligible Organisations List)
5-10 years of post-doctoral research experience (not including career disruptions)
Australian citizen, permanent resident or relevant work visa (at time of award)

Selection Criteria

Research Track Record: recent experience, collaborations, previous funding, research achievements, publications
Research Proposal: team, collaboration, budget, translation pathway
Emerging Leadership: teaching, lecturing or mentoring
Vision & Future Impact: potential for research to improve health
Supporting Environment: outstanding infrastructure, development programs and students

Key Dates


25 June 2020 Expression of Interest (applications due 5.00pm AEST 30 September 2020)

Stage 2: December 2020 Full Application, via invitation

Stage 3: Mid 2021 Interview

Fellowship commence 2022

NMR Science Lab, Research into Cancer, Diabetes, Dementia or Autism.