Gladys M Brawn Fellowship
The Gladys M Brawn Fellowship Scheme was established by Leslie Harold Brawn and, at his request, the scheme began when he passed away in 1995. Mr Brawn wanted the then Faculty of Medicine to establish strong research leadership that would enable the University to expand medical research and provide a permanent memory of his late wife Gladys. Mr Brawn began donating his possessions and money to the University in 1985. At the time of his death his donations were worth $5 million.
The Gladys M Brawn Senior Research Fellowship
Launched in 1995, the key aim of the Brawn Fellowship was to attract outstanding career scientists with international reputations to Newcastle, and to retain them. It was the first fellowship scheme in Australia to actively recruit fellows and, partly due to this Fellowship scheme, the University of Newcastle's Faculty of Health and Medicine is now a national and international leader in health research. Senior Brawn Fellows must have, or be expected to secure, a renewable, externally funded research fellowship. Senior Brawn Fellows will receive an appropriate academic status in the Faculty, a negotiable establishment grant up to the value of $500,000, an annual grant-in-aid of $35,000 which can be used for a range of purposes including salary support, and a safety net for up to two years, should their external salary support fail to be renewed.
Applications for Senior Brawn Fellowships are open all year round.
Current Senior Brawn Fellows
1998 - Present
Cellular Rhythmicity, often referred to as pacemaking, in various smooth muscles (e.g. lymphatic, gastrointestinal, uterine), heart and the brain
2009 - Present
Psychological treatments of comorbidity with a focus on drug and alcohol problems
2011 - Present
2010 – Present
Astrocyte functions in brain plasticity and repair after stroke
2013 - Present
Reducing the burden of disease due to hazardous alcohol consumption
Other Fellowships supported by the Brawn Trust will be advertised on this page as they open.
Scheme Policy (PDF, 38KB) "Under Review"