Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship 2018
Deadline: 30th of April,2018
About the Scholarship
The Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship is a scholarship offered by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and co-funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. John Allwright Fellowships are awarded to partner-country scientists involved in ACIAR supported collaborative research projects to undertake postgraduate training at Australian universities.
The primary aim of the John Allwright Fellowship is to enhance research capacity in ACIAR’s partner
country institutions. Whilst individual awardees will benefit from the Scheme, it is important to note
that partner country institutions are the key targets.
The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop skills and
knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the development outcomes of their own
The Awards are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic
program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training.
The following benefits generally apply:
Full tuition fees
Return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via
the most direct route
Establishment allowance—a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards
accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses
paid at a rate determined by the department. From 1 January 2013, CLE payable to Scholars
studying under an Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship is A$30,000 per year.
Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory 4-6 week program prior to the
commencement of formal academic studies covering information on life and study in Australia
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder
only)—provided to cover the student’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing
Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for
in-country and/or in-Australia training
Supplementary Academic Support may be available to ensure a Scholar’s academic success
or enhance their academic experience
Fieldwork (for research students only)—may be available for eligible research students for up
to two return economy class airfares for a Masters student or up to three for a PhD student,
via the most direct route to their country of citizenship.
Applicants who want to accept an Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship will need to sign a
contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the conditions of the
To be eligible for selection, a candidate must:
- at the time of applying, hold qualifications that would be assessed to be equivalent to at least an Australian bachelor’s degree in a discipline that is relevant to the proposed area of postgraduate study;
- be a scientist or economist from the developing country partner, who is actively involved in a collaborative research project supported by ACIAR at the time of application (in some cases, ACIARwill consider supporting researchers from “advanced pipeline” projects, i.e. in cases where a full project proposal has been approved by ACIAR);
- be jointly supported in the application by the Australian and partner country Project Leaders;
- obtain approval from the employing institution who must agree to the absence of the candidate should he/she receive a Fellowship for the period involved in obtaining the postgraduate qualification; and
- demonstrate that he/she is employed on a permanent rather than short-term contract basis.
Within the Fellowship Scheme, ACIAR strives to meet the Australian government policy on gender equity, and reflect ACIAR’s training policies and strategies.
There is one call for nominations per year, with applications for 2018 open from 1 February 2018 and closing 30 April 2018. An offer of an award is only valid for the Australian academic year following the calendar year in which the offer is made.
It is important that Project Leaders check the eligibility of proposed candidates before application, including the selection criteria used by the Committee in the competitive process.
Any queries may be directed to the appropriate Research Program Manager or the Project Officer, Capacity Building: Geoffrey.OKeefe@aciar.gov.au
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