The Fellowship provides encouragement for the development of advanced knowledge and expertise which will aid in the defence of Australia, offering recipients financial support.
As new security threats emerge around the world, it remains vital that we continue to support Australian researchers who are keeping our military capabilities at the cutting-edge; technologies that can save lives, protecting our soldiers and civilians from harm. To help grow the Fellowship into the future, we need to continue to raise money and public awareness today.
The Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship is proudly administered through UNSW Australia. Since its inception in 1998, a total of 14 Fellowships have been awarded. Several of these recipients have been former Australian Defence Force personnel and all are distinguished engineers or researchers who have been recognised for their excellent research.