Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development – Short Courses for Africans
Application Deadline: January 15th 2019
Australia Awards in Africa comprise of scholarships, short courses and fellowships that aim to support the leadership needs of African professionals as well as effectively focus training on areas most relevant to Africa’s development priorities.
Short Courses offers opportunities for short-term post-graduate training delivered in Australia and/or in Africa for up to three months. The training targets experienced employees from African public, private and non-government organisations (civil society) in the following fields: Agriculture, Extractives and Public Policy.
Australia Awards Short Courses
Selection for Short Course Awards is based on the assessment of the application, including the applicant’s personal statements, Reintegration Action Plan, previously known as the Work Plan on Return, and supporting documentation. Short Course Awards applicants are not required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. However, applicants and their employers may be contacted telephonically to verify claims made in the application, including questions regarding current employment status.
Short Course Awards are delivered by approved training providers, contracted to deliver the specific courses for which applicants are selected, hence it is not possible for these Awardees to nominate their preferred institution.
The Short Courses will be aligned to Australian Government policy priorities and areas of high demand for African Governments. These include:
- Agricultural Productivity
- Extractives (including mining, oil and gas)
- Public Policy
Australia Awards Short Course Awards
Entitlements for holders of a Short Course Award include the following:
- The full costs of tuition fees for the duration of the course
- Mobilisation travel from the home country to the course delivery location(s), and return to the home country Note: Excess baggage and travel insurance charges are not covered
- Visa expenses
- A modest per diem
- Medical insurance for the duration of the Short Course.
Australia Awards Fellowships
Australia Awards Fellowships aim to develop leadership, address priority regional development issues, and build partnerships and linkages between Australian organisations and partner organisations in developing countries including countries in Africa.
The goal of the Australia Awards Fellowships program is to develop appropriately trained current and aspiring leaders in priority areas, who, in the short-to-medium-term, will be in a position to advance key regional policy objectives and increase institutional capacity of partner countries. Australia Awards Fellowships are designed to complement individual bilateral country programs by offering flexible fellowship placements which address current and emerging needs at the country, sub-regional and regional levels.
Australian Host Organisations can apply for funding twice a year to support Africans on Australian Award Fellowships.
The following countries are eligible for Short Courses:
- Cote d’Ivoire
- South Africa
- South Sudan
Please navigate to your home country on the Africa map to find out more information about Short Courses as well as information on eligibility.
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