Hero Image

Exceptional, visionary, biomedical research leaders.

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.

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

Snow Fellowship

Open for applications and publication of funding rules, late June 2020
Biomedical research
Up to $1M per year
8 years of funding (review at year 4/5)
Mentorship Program
Leadership Training and Commercialisation
Business Development and Management Training


Approved Australian host university or medical research institute
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

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

Key Dates

Stage 1: June 2020 Expression of Interest

Stage 2: Late 2020 Full Application, via invitation

Stage 3: Early 2021 Interview

Fellowship commence 2021