RMIT Vietnam Illuminate Fellowship

RMIT Vietnam Illuminate Fellowship

Great minds. Real world impact.

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As part of RMIT Vietnam’s ongoing commitment to the sustainable development and progress of Vietnam, we are proud to launch the RMIT Vietnam Illuminate Fellowship. We aim to attract research leaders to promote collaborative research and innovation that meets the needs of Vietnam and the region.

Within this spirit, we are launching the RMIT Vietnam Illuminate Fellowship to attract top researchers/research teams to undertake transdisciplinary applied research that creates positive impact for Vietnam across our research priority areas – Sustainable Development, Smart Cities & Digital Transformation, and Social Innovation.

Fellowship categories and benefits

  • Prestigious Illuminate Fellowships are available in two categories – Professorial and Postdoctoral Fellowships.
  • Annual research funding to support the commencement of your research
  • Access to RMIT Vietnam’s facilities and interdisciplinary networks
  • Mentoring
  • Access to training and capability development workshops to discover new pathways to impact
  • Supportive and flexible workplace – RMIT Vietnam is a recognised employer of choice

RMIT Vietnam’s commitment to research impact in Vietnam

As an RMIT Vietnam Illuminate Fellow, you will lead applied research that is strategic and relevant for one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economies.

Work with us to enable impact in Smart Cities and Digital Transformation, Social Innovation, and Sustainable Development in Vietnam and Southeast Asia more broadly.

Shape cities and industries of the future, enabling everyone to benefit from digital transformations; enable social innovations to ensure an inclusive and equitable future for all; and focus on sustainable development that meets the economic needs of today, without compromising the needs of future generations.

If you are ambitious and passionate toward leading impactful research, we invite you to apply to the RMIT Vietnam Illuminate Fellowship. Applications are now open for Professorial and Postdoctoral Fellowships in one of RMIT Vietnam’s research priority areas:

Who can apply?

The RMIT Vietnam Illuminate Fellowship is open to Vietnamese and international researchers (for Postdoctoral Fellowships) and international researchers (for Professorial Fellowships) who are outstanding in their field and who meet the eligibility and selection criteria. 
Illuminate Fellowships are not available to RMIT University employees with current ongoing academic appointments.


Applicants must: 

  • Hold a PhD/Doctorate qualification. 
  • Complete the application form by the 2024 deadline. 

Additional eligibility criteria may apply. Please refer to the specific eligibility criteria under each of the Fellowship categories.

2024 Applications Deadline

Applications close at noon (11:59 PM ICT) on 21st April 2024.

Apply now

Applications for the 2024 RMIT Vietnam Illuminate Fellowship are now open.


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