Deakin University’s Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships support and develop early career researchers identified as potential rising stars, aiming to enhance the capacity and capability in key research areas and build the next generation of high achieving and internationally competitive researchers. Further information on the ADPRF scheme, including eligibility, guidelines and FAQs, can be found on the ADPRF website.


Applicants must have been awarded a PhD on or after 1 January 2020 or, together with allowable career interruptions, have a commensurate PhD Award Date on or after 1 January 2020.

Areas of research

Our partnerships with health, government, community and industry allow us to deliver research with impact: improving health and wellbeing, patient experience and care, and sustainability of our health system.

IHT is home to one of Australia’s largest health economics teams undertaking work that spans prevention and treatment across the community and health sectors to ensure efficient allocation of health resources.

Our Centre for Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) focuses on patient experience, patient safety, and workforce development to promote health and aged care safety and quality. The centre’s research streams of patient safety, patient experience, and health workforce span the whole patient journey, and encompass residential, community, subacute and acute care settings.

A designated World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, IHT’s Global Centre for Preventive Health and Nutrition (GLOBE). GLOBE was formed to catalyse improvements in population health, with a focus on obesity, through innovative research that empowers people and enables healthier environments.

Our Determinants of Health research brings together long-standing experience across a diverse range of health determinants (social, environmental, commercial and political) that are outside health systems but have a significant impact on overall health and well-being.

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD) at IHT is the first national research centre dedicated to investigating the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of people living with diabetes.

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Key dates

Stage Date
Applications open Monday 3 July 2023
Applications close 11.55pm on Wednesday 30 August 2023 (AEST)
Outcomes advised November 2023

How to apply

For more information on the application process, please visit the Deakin University website.