The world's best researchers
working together at UniSA

Researchers from around the world will travel to South Australia and collaborate with UniSA's research leaders. Together, we will be unstoppable and have our sights on the big issues – from COVID-19 to child protection, from mental health to information security, from user-friendly design to economic transformation, and more. The breadth of research will be expansive.

As well as finding solutions to complex issues we face as a global society, our collaborative discoveries will help our local businesses, communities and society to grow and prosper.

The UniSA Visiting Research Fellowships Scheme explained

Commencing in 2021, the UniSA Visiting Research Fellows Scheme will bring some of the world’s most talented minds and practitioners to Adelaide to work in partnership with our researchers, business and the community.

Over five years, 500 fellows from top 100-ranked institutions world-wide will join us in Adelaide to cover a broad range of important research topics. We will also invite Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Indigenous researchers, as well as researchers from DFAT-aid assisted countries. We want to invest in truly global partnerships for change.

The residency of each Fellowship will last for one month and will attract a stipend for flights, accommodation and incidentals. The Fellows will work in collaboration with UniSA’s researchers to generate ideas, papers, grants, and practices designed to support local and global business and community health and growth.

Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington AO
Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise


When researchers work alone, they produce great outcomes. When researchers collaborate and combine their exceptional talents, they achieve remarkable outcomes.

This is why the UniSA Visiting Research Fellows Scheme is so important. As a researcher myself, I am acutely aware of how collaboration among peers produces the best global outcomes.

Recent global events have taught us that partnership for business and community health and growth is critical. By bringing the top research Fellows from around the world to Adelaide to work with UniSA researchers, many of whom are also world-leaders – the impact of our work will be magnified.

The Fellows will also connect with business and the community, which are dual inspirations for innovation. These partnerships will help both local and global communities to thrive.

Visiting Research Fellowships Partnership

This scheme helps to put you in the driving seat for global change. For more information about supporting the Visiting Research Fellowships please go to our partnership page, view the brochure .


Please note the Visiting Research Fellowship program is by invitation only and we do not accept applications outside of this process.

For any enquiries regarding the Visiting Research Fellowships at the University of South Australia, please contact us.

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