At the point of application, you are either:

  • within eight years of the award of your PhD or equivalent professional training (this duration should exclude any period of career break, for example, family care or health reasons), or
  • within six years of your first academic appointment (by 'first academic appointment', this is a paid contract of employment, either full-time or part-time, which lists research and/or teaching as the primary function.

Evidence that you meet these criteria must be provided in the case for support.