Congratulations to Dr Kostas Kapellas on receiving an Early Career Fellowships commencing in 2016 to 2019 (Grant Title: Sequencing Periodontal Bacteria To Determine The Relationship Between Periodontits, Renal And Vascular Function Among Indigenous Australian Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease).
The NHMRC Early Career Fellowships scheme provides opportunities for Australian researchers to undertake advanced training in health and medical research either in Australia or overseas. A major objective of the scheme is to foster career development at the postdoctoral level by encouraging the beneficial experience of a different research environment. The Early Career Fellowships are very competitive and offered to a limited number of Researchers of outstanding ability who wish to make research a significant component of their career. This year NHMRC received 519 Early Career Fellowship applications of which 111 have been awarded funding.