Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship eligibility criteria, guidelines and online application user manual.
Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is inviting
applications for John Allwright Fellowship for university post-graduate
studies in Australia.
Application Deadline: 30th April 2018.
Eligible Countries: Developing Countries
To be Taken at (country): Australia
About the Award: 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
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
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 country .
Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of the country in which they are working.
To be eligible for selection, a candidate must:
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;
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.
Value of Award: 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
allowance—a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards
accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
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
- 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
(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
Duration of Program: 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.
How to Apply:
- Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS) here. The first step is to register in OASIS as this will enable you to logon, create and complete an application.
- For instructions on how to register and create an application in OASIS please see the OASIS Applicant User guide here.
- It is important to go through the Application and eligibility requirements before applying.