APPLY: The Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship

The Australia Awards: John Allwright Fellowship

APPLY: The Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship

Deadline: May 15, 2017


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 Australian universities.


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 targets.


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.



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Applications are welcome from participants in both bilateral and multilateral (IARC) project. Applicants must be working with an ACIAR project in a current partner developing country.

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


To be eligible for 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 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.


Application procedure

There is one call for nominations per year. Candidates must submit their applications by 15 May 2017. An offer of an award is only valid for the Australian academic year following the calendar year in which the offer is made.

It is important that Project Leaders check the eligibility of proposed candidates before application, including the selection criteria used by the Committee in the competitive process. Any queries may be directed to the appropriate Research Program Manager or the Project Officer, Capacity Building:



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For further information please read the Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship guidelines below.

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John Allwright Fellowship Guidelines 2017 – Word
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John Allwright Fellowship Guidelines 2017 – PDF
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OASIS-ACIAR Online applicant user guide 2017 – PDF
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