Deadline for Applications: 7 November 2023
The Australia Awards offer the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.
Australia Awards Fellowships aim to build networks of influence and leadership by strengthening partnerships between Australian organisations and partner organisations in the region. Fellowships target senior and mid-career officials and professionals who are in a position to advance development outcomes in priority areas and increase the institutional capacity of partner countries through their leadership.
Through Australia Awards Fellowships, Australian organisations can apply for funding to host and support a range of professional development activities including: work attachment; supervised research; a management or leadership course; a study tour; program meetings and visits or a combination of these. Fellowships can vary in length, ranging from 2 weeks to 52 weeks. A strong feature of a Fellowship is its flexibility. They range from specialist training of Timorese doctors in the endoscopy departments at two leading Australian hospitals, to training government officers from Vietnam on coastal and marine conservation and sustainability.
Australia Awards Fellowships provide short-term opportunities for in-Australia study, research and professional development activities, hosted by Australian organisations – and do not lead to academic qualifications. Application rounds are held through a competitive selection process.
Australian organisations can request funding of up to AUD $34,500 per Fellow, to a maximum of 15 Fellows to cover:
- return air travel and relevant in-Australia travel
- training costs
- accommodation and living expenses
- medical insurance costs when in Australia (for Fellowship holder only)
- special assistance for people with disability
- program overhead fee.
Alumni Case Study – insights into Short Course Capacity Building – September 2021
In surveys conducted by the Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility, Alumni were able to contribute to development, and build capacity within their organisations and countries through:
- Fellowships improvements within their organisations – 99.3%
- Fellowships improvements within their local communities – 91.1%
- Fellowships contributions to development at a national level – 92.3%
- Fellowships contributions to development at a regional or global level – 82.6%.
- Fellowships contributions to building capacity of colleagues – 99%
|11 October 2023 (9.00am AEDT)||Applications open online via Smartygrants.|
|7 November 2023 (11.59pm AEDT)||Applications close.Applications must be submitted ONLINE via SmartygrantsPLEASE NOTE: You have until 11.59pm (AEDT) on the closing date to submit your online application. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted for assessment.Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted for assessment.|
|March to June 2024||Australian Organisations will be notified of the outcomes from Stage 1:Quad infrastructure Fellowships Program and other approved proposals for 2023/24 funding.Unsuccessful Round 19 proposals will also be advised. Please note: Feedback on unsuccessful proposals will not be provided.|
|July to September 2024||Successful proposals for 2024/25 funding.|
|No later than six months prior to Fellow mobilisation to Australia||Stage 2: Successful Australian Host Organisations to nominate Fellows and reserves, update activity table, confirm travel dates and complete other information via a Supplementary Form that will be made available at Smartygrants|
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