Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship Program for Developing Countries Students

Applications for the John Allwright Fellowship are currently being accepted. The scholarship is exclusively open to developing partner-country scientists involved in ACIAR. They will be undertaking postgraduate program at Australian universities. A range of benefits will be given to the winning applicants. No application will be accepted after 30 April 2018.

Fellowship Description
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.

Award Value
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 conditions)
  • 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.

Level and Area of Studies
Master or PhD level in any field.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in Australia.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • 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, ACIAR will 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 scholarship 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.

Applicants’ Nationality
Students from developing countries are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS) at http://oasis.dfat.gov.au. The first step is to register in OASIS as this will enable you to logon, create and complete an application. You can also send your documents via email.

Submission Deadline
30 April 2018.

Website and Application Link

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