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Australia Awards Fellowships

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.

Award Type

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.

Fellowship Award

Australian organisations can request funding of up to AUD $30,000 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%

Key Dates

Date What's happening
28 October 2022 (9.00am AEDT) Applications open online.
17 November 2022 (1.00pm-2.00pm AEDT)

Industry Briefing

To attend the Industry Briefing session, please email by COB Tuesday 15 November AEDT and include your contact name, Australian organisation name and primary email address.

If you have any questions on the Industry Briefing, please send your enquiry to above email address by COB Tuesday 15 November.

22 January 2023 (11.59pm AEDT)

Applications close online

PLEASE NOTE: You have until 11.59pm (AEST) 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.

April 2023 *(Subject to change) Successful/unsuccessful Australian organisations notified.
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