John Allwright Fellowship, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
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.
Deadline: 31 July each year
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 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.