Fellowship fundamentals: the what, why, and how of applying for research fellowships

The Australasian Sleep Association Network of Early Career Sleep Researchers in Training (NEST) early career researchers and mid career researchers who might be interested in applying for fellowships in upcoming rounds to attend this webinar.


Our two guest speakers will talk about their own successful fellowship applications and answer questions during a panel discussion.



Dr Tracey Sletten is a Senior Lecturer and ARC Mid-Career Industry Fellow with the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health and School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University. Following her PhD, Tracey was awarded an EU Marie Curie Fellowship for postdoctoral training at the University of Surrey (UK) and has held a Visiting Research Fellow position with the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Tracey’s primary research interests focus on the adverse health and safety implications of sleep loss and circadian misalignment in healthy and sleep disordered populations, and on targeted interventions to improve sleep health. As Head of the Circadian Misalignment and Shift Work Laboratory, Tracey leads a research program on the impacts of sleep and circadian disruption in shift workers, including large-scale trials of sleep, circadian timing, alertness, and psychological health in multiple unique industry settings. This includes programs in nursing and medical staff, heavy vehicle drivers, manufacturing and expeditioners over-wintering in Antarctica. 


  Dr Sally Staton is an ARC DECRA/Senior Research Fellow at The University of Queensland, Queensland Brain Institute. Sally research focused on the interplay of sleep and children’s development and the role of early life experiences in supporting young children's immediate and ongoing learning, wellbeing, and health.  Sally currently leads a 5-year ARC Discovery Project of children’s longitudinal sleep patterns and development across early childhood and holds an ARC DECRA Fellowship focused on the impacts of social transitions, including work and care patterns, on children’s sleep, development, and family well-being. Sally has also previously held an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship focused on the role of childcare services in supporting children’s sleep health. Her research spans a range of study designs and methodologies, including natural experiments and longitudinal studies tracking large child cohorts, standard in-situ and video observation techniques, survey, individualised standard child assessment, physiological and qualitative designs. Alongside, Sally is an active research mentor and has developed the CARe – Career Advancement for Research Environment program as a means of supporting early and mid-career researchers across their research journeys. Sally’s contribution to research and translation has been recognised in several prestigious awards, including being named a Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist.

This webinar will be recorded and made available online afterwards. By registering to attend you are giving your permission to be recorded.

Attendees will automatically receive 1 CPD hour credit and a certificate through the ASA Learning Centre.

Please note:
Registrations will close two hours before the webinar starts and you will not be able to register after that.

Your personalised webinar access details will be emailed after you register and again a few hours before the webinar commences. 
Inquiries about this webinar should be directed to Kristen Ellard.

Date: Friday 6th October 2023
Time: 11am NSW, Victoria, ACT,

          10:30am South Australia,

          10:00am Queensland

           9:30am NT

           8:00am WA 

           1pm New Zealand

10/6/2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time

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