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The John Allwright Fellowship Program 2024 for Young Scientists.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2024

The John Allwright Fellowship (JAF) provides scientists, from partner countries currently or recently involved in ACIAR research projects, with the opportunity to obtain formal postgraduate qualifications at an Australian tertiary institution. The main aim of the Fellowship is to enhance scientific research capability in ACIAR partner country institutions.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be citizens of the country in which they are working.

To be eligible for selection, a candidate must:

  • have worked on an ACIAR project within 24-months of applying
  • 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 (excluding India and Myanmar) 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)
  • must be jointly supported in the application by the Australian and partner country Project Leaders where the ACIAR project is commissioned to an Australian partner; 
    or must be jointly supported in the application by the partner country Project Leader and the international leader where the ACIAR project is commissioned to an international partner.
  • 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
  • confirm (in writing) support from proposed Research Supervisor/s, and
  • demonstrate that they are employed on a permanent rather than short-term contract basis.

Scholarship Details

The John Allwright Fellowship (JAF) is offered by ACIAR as part of the broader Australian Awards framework. Scholarship inclusions can be found via the link below. Successful ACIAR JAFs will receive additional pastoral care through the JAF Support Facility and can participate in our JAF Executive Leadership Program (JAFel), a professional development program covering a range of topics to support JAFs bridge the gap between study and the next stages of our Fellow’s career development.

Applications for the John Allwright Fellowship Program

Applications for the next round of the JAF program (commencing in 2025) open on the 1 March 2024 and close on the 31 May 2024

Apply online through the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS). You will need to register an account to start your application – ensure to select the ACIAR John Allwright Fellowships award program once you have registered. The application form will allow you to update responses, upload supporting documents and save as you go, up to the designated closing date.

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