The ACIAR Fellowships Scheme was introduced in 1986 to provide the opportunity for partner country scientists involved in ACIAR-supported collaborative research projects to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions.
‣ ACIAR students are managed by ACIAR and co-funded by ACIAR and AusAID. AusAID assists ACIAR in providing some administrative services in particular partner countries.
‣ The primary aim of the Scheme is to enhance research capacity in ACIAR’s partner country institutions.
‣ Whilst individual awardees will benefit from the Scheme, it is important to emphasize that partner country institutions are the key targets.
‣ Australian project leaders should be aware that, under the eligibility criteria for the Fellowships Scheme, they (or a suitable alternative approved by ACIAR) will be responsible for monitoring the awardees’ academic progress for the duration of his/her study in Australia.
School(Institutions/ Country): Australian tertiary institutions | Australia
Level: postgraduate qualifications
Deadline: 31 July of the year prior to the study taking place.
Funded By: co-funded by (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research) ACIAR and AusAID.
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015 John Allwright Fellowship is targeted for Citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Fiji, Indonesia, India, Iraq, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam and Zimbabwe
‣ Award No: 27 John Allwright Fellowship is awarded.
‣ Although applications are welcome from project staff in both bilateral and multilateral (IARC) projects
‣ applicants must be citizens of a current ACIAR bilateral partner priority country.
‣ Currently, these are: Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands (Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati); South East Asia (East Timor, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines); South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan); Northern Asia (Western China) and the Republic of South Africa and other African countries with ACIAR projects
‣ Applicants must also be citizens of the country in which they are working.
To be eligible for John Allwright Fellowship selection, a candidate must:
‣ 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 both the employing institution and home government training authority 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.
Selection Criteria for John Allwright Fellowship
‣ Criteria for selection reflect the aim of the 2014 John Allwright Fellowship scheme to enhance the research capacity of ACIAR’s partner country institutions.
‣ Thus, strong preference for 2015 John Allwright Fellowship will be given to a candidate who:
‣ John Allwright Fellowship Applicants are being notified and further information on the successful individuals will be made available once they have been accepted by their nominated universities.
‣ One electronic copy and one hard copy of the application form and all attached documentation must be submitted.
‣ Australian and partner country project leaders should jointly identify candidates and forward to ACIAR an application using the current John Allwright Fellowship Application Form endorsed by the employing organisation and government of the collaborating country.
‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: There is one call for nominations per year. Candidates must submit their applications by 31 July of the year prior to the study taking place. An offer of an award is only valid for the Australian academic year following the calendar year in which the offer is made.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.