About Our Fellowship

Exceptional, visionary, biomedical research leaders.

The flagship Snow Medical program to develop Australia’s next generation of outstanding biomedical research leaders (over $100M committed to date)

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

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

Application Documents 2024

    Key Dates | Snow Fellowship 2024

    Stage 1: Expression of Interest | applications have now closed

    Stage 2: 29 July 2024 Full Application, via invitation

    Stage 3: late January / early February 2025 Interview

    Fellowship commence 2026


      Approved Australian host university or medical research institute (Eligible Organisations List)
      5-10 years of post-doctoral research experience or 5-12 years for a MD/PhD (not including family/carer related career disruptions). Please refer to the Funding Rules for further information.
      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