The Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are open!
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships aim to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field.
The objective of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is to provide individuals of academic merit with high-quality learning opportunities that contribute to Australia’s standing as a world-leader in education and research. The program supports Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education which sets out a 10-year plan for developing Australia’s role as a global leader in education, training and research.
Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship (international applicants only)
The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides financial support for international applicants to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to four years.
Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship (international applicants only)
The Endeavour VET Scholarship provides financial support for international applicants to undertake VET at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level in any field in Australia for up to two and a half years. VET provides occupational or workrelated knowledge and skills. The courses are directly related to a trade, occupation or 'vocation' in which the applicant participates. These courses exclude degree and higher level programs normally delivered by universities.
Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (Australian applicants only)
The Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship marks the 60th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty the Queen in perpetuity. It is awarded to a high achieving Australian female student who will contribute to the advancement of women’s leadership in Australia. The Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship provides financial support for an Australian female postgraduate or postdoctoral fellow to undertake long-term research (1-2 years) towards their Australian PhD or postdoctoral research within a participating country, in any field. The top Australian female recipient undertaking research will be offered the Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Scholarship.
Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship (Australian applicants only)
The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides financial support for Australian postgraduate students. Students can undertake long-term study or research towards their Australian qualification at Masters or PhD level, either by coursework or research, in any field. Recipients can also undertake an internship. There are two stages to the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship. Stage one of the scholarship is the full-time study component for up to 12 months (minimum of one semester or six months). Stage two of the scholarship is a non-mandatory internship component for up to 12 months (minimum of two months) at the completion of the study program.
A unique aspect of the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship is the opportunity for recipients to undertake an internship (2-12 months, full time). An internship is defined as ‘any paid or unpaid work related to the recipient’s field of study undertaken outside of their host organisation or specific research or study group’. Internships can be with a range of organisations within one of the eligible countries. There are many variations on what the internship component might look like, including a paid or unpaid position with a government agency, local company, business or non-government organisation who has, or seeks to develop links between Australia and participating countries. It is the recipient’s responsibility to arrange and confirm their internship, however, they can request support from their home university and their support service provider. Recipients undertaking an internship will need to contact the relevant authority in the host country to determine whether they are entitled to work and to obtain information about visas. Recipients may be eligible to gain credit for the internship if it meets the course requirements. The credit should be negotiated with their course convenor. Applicants are not required to have an internship confirmed at the time of application; however they are required to indicate their proposed host(s) and dates in their application.
Endeavour Research Fellowship (Australian and international applicants)
The Endeavour Research Fellowship provides financial support for international postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) towards an overseas Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research in any field in Australia, and for Australian postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) towards an Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research, in any field, overseas. The Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians provides financial support for Indigenous postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) towards an Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research in any field, overseas.
The Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship provides financial support for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from participating Asian countries to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) in any field, in Australia and for Australians to do the same in participating Asian countries. The Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship represents a unique partnership with the Australian Government to support postgraduate students and fellows from Asia and Australia to study in each other’s countries. The top five international and Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship recipients coming from and/or going to a participating country will be offered an Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship. The eligibility requirements and application process are the same as the Endeavour Research Fellowship, therefore all eligible applicants will be considered.
The Endeavour Australia India Education Council (AIEC) Research Fellowship provides financial support for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from India and Australia to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) in each other’s countries. All eligible Endeavour Research Fellowship applicants proposing to travel to/from India or Australia as part of their research proposal will automatically be considered for the AIEC fellowship. Preference will be given to applicants whose research proposals most clearly align with the fellowship objectives, which include:
- progress of work and/or support for the activities of an AIEC working group in an AIEC thematic area; and/or
- support for the mobility of researchers and the fostering of links that will underpin the bilateral relationship into the future.
Two AIEC fellowships will be offered each round.
Endeavour Executive Fellowship (Australian and international applicants)
The Endeavour Executive Fellowship provides financial support towards professional development opportunities (1-4 months) for high achievers in business, industry, education or government for international and Australian applicants. The Endeavour Executive Fellowship focuses on learning and building skills and knowledge through a host work environment in the applicant’s field or area of expertise rather than through formal enrolment in a study program. The Endeavour Executive Fellowship is not suitable for academic research proposals (academic research proposals are more suited for an Endeavour Research Fellowship). If the proposed program contributes to or results in an applicant receiving a formal qualification, they will not be eligible to apply for this category. Applicants should not apply for an Endeavour Executive Fellowship if there is a large research component as part of their proposed program. All applicants must provide a well formulated proposal for a professional program. Applicants must be nominated by a senior official in their host organisation which is physically located in their host country. The professional development activity must be vocationally useful while not being geared toward an immediate commercial outcome as its purpose. Professional development activities could include attending a conference or short course, management training, peer-to-peer learning or mentoring.
When to apply
Applications for the 2018 round will open in April 2017 and close at 11.59 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on 30 June 2017. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application and supporting documentation is submitted by the closing date. Applications (including supporting documentation) received after the closing date will not be considered.
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