Research Advantage

Early Career Researcher HDR Candiate Scholarships

The University recognises the contribution Early Career Researchers (ECRs) make to the University’s research profile and productivity.

UON is committed to supporting and developing ECRs research and research leadership, through the provision of Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidate scholarships.



Jessica Allen – Engineering

Kate Ariotti – Humanities and Social Sciences

Samantha Ashby – Health Sciences

Tamara Bucher – Health Sciences

Julia Coffey – Humanities and Social Sciences

Narelle Eather – Education

Kate Ferguson-Patrick – Education

Daniella Forster – Education

Megan Jensen – Health Sciences

Guy Hawkins – Psychology

Gerard Kaiko – Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Nicole Leggett – Education

Sarah Ongley – Environmental and Life Sciences

Elizabeth Roberts-Pederson – Humanities and Social Sciences

Nicola Ross – Law

Yolanda Surjan – Health Sciences

Karen Tian – Business

Rachael Unicomb - Humanities and Social Sciences

Le Vu – Business

Simon Weaving – Creative Industries

Lachlan Duan – Global Centre for Environmental Remediation

Krishna Feron – Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Yanju Liu – Global Centre for Environmental Remediation

Suresh Subashchandrabose – Global Centre for Environmental Remediation

These scholarships provide an opportunity for ECRs to facilitate their own research, mature their leadership capabilities and build their reputation both as a supervisor and a researcher.

In establishing their research careers, ECRs can find it difficult to secure research funding to support HDR candidates; these scholarships provide an opportunity for ECRs to supervise a fully funded HDR candidate.

These scholarships also fast track the ECR to being a principal HDR supervisor. The ECR must be the principal supervisor for the scholarship recognition but is required to have an experienced supervisor as supervisory mentor and co-supervisor for the candidate.

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