About the Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides funding for successful applicants who have already attained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) to further their research career.

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship aims to build research capacity and to develop research leadership across the spectrum of suicide prevention including universal, selective and indicated intervention, and postvention.

Applicants should note that while not mandatory, identification of a Partner Organisation with whom they will partner for the duration of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and any in-kind or cash contributions by the Partner Organisation will be favorably considered.


The Post-Doctoral Fellowship aims to:

  1. Develop and expand evidence to support innovative interventions across the spectrum of suicide prevention
  2. Foster the expansion and development of research leadership in suicide prevention
  3. Enhance the scale and focus of research relevant to the Suicide Prevention Research Fund priorities

Who should apply?

Researchers who are up to five years post-doctoral study and who can demonstrate the following:

  • Record of contributing to quality publications
  • Capacity for leadership in the suicide prevention research field
  • Commitment to the application of their research, and
  • Articulation of a career development strategy that has relevance to suicide and its prevention

Award value

Post-Doctoral funding level The total grant value is up to $300,000.
Post-Doctoral funding duration and commencement date Funding will be available over a two to four year period.

The funding commencement date is between 1 January and 31 March of the year following the award.

Application process

Stage Actions
1 Post-Doctoral Fellowship application submitted to Suicide Prevention Australia (by closing date)
2 Applications considered by reviewers using a standardised assessment process
3 Selected applications considered by reviewers using a standardised assessment process
4 Selected applications considered by Research Advisory Committee for recommendation to Suicide Prevention Australia Board
5 Suicide Prevention Australia Board considers final recommendations

Key dates

Application period Opening soon


If you have enquiries regarding the research grant program please contact Suicide Prevention Australia on +61 (2) 9262 1130 or email sprf@suicidepreventionaust.org