Australian Awards Fellowships for Developing Countries 2013-2014

Australian Awards Fellowships for Developing Countries 2013-2014Description: 2013 Australia Awards Fellowships for Students from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East

Eligible Field of Study: Australian Awards Fellowship support a wide variety of areas and sectors. Australian organizations are encouraged to design programs that address priority areas, including disability and development, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development and water and sanitation

About Scholarship: Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship [now Australian Awards Fellowships] aim to develop leadership, address priority regional development issues, and build partnerships and linkages between Australian organizations and partner organizations in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East. ALA Fellowships are awarded twice yearly through a competitive selection process.

Round 13 Fellowship program closed on 21 November 2012. Round 14 will open on 13 May 2013 and close on 19 June 2013.

Through Australian Awards Fellowships, Australian organizations have the opportunity to build and strengthen links with organizations in developing countries by offering professional development opportunities in Australia.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified

Scholarship Type: Postgraduate Fellowship

Selection Criteria and Eligibility: ***Applications are accepted from Australian organizations only; individuals are not eligible to apply

  • Applications are restricted to Australian organizations (NGOs, academic institutions, research organizations, business, industry, media, professional associations and Government agencies) that can demonstrate ongoing linkages with overseas counterpart organizations in eligible countries.
  • Overseas counterpart organizations and individual fellows must be sponsored by an Australian organisation, and may not apply directly for a Fellowship. They may, however, initiate contact with an Australian organisation to explore the latter’s interest in applying for Fellowship funding.
  • Prospective fellows identified by Australian organizations must be from one of the eligible countries listed below.

Typically, they will be professionals already in leadership positions or have a potential to assume leadership roles that can influence social and economic policy reform and development outcomes.

Number of Scholarships: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: Not specified

Duration of Scholarship: Not specified

Eligible Countries: Fellows who are citizens of the following countries are eligible to be nominated for participation by the applying Australian organisation:

Asia Pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, East Timor, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Wallis & Futuna.

Latin America and Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo (Republic), Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia.

Iraq and Palestinian Territories
Applications relating to Iraq and the Palestinian Territories are also eligible.

To be taken at (country): Australian Universities

Application Deadline is 19 June 2013

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply: For more details about the fellowship submission guideline, application form, sample budget, how to apply and other required documents visit ALA Fellowship webpage

Sponsors: Australian Government