Australia Awards Fellowships

Up to $30,000 is available from Australia Awards Fellowships to help Australian organisations deepen and broaden their links with leaders and professionals in developing countries.

Australia Awards Fellowships

Australia Awards Fellowships

The Australia Awards Fellowships provides organisations with funding to host fellowships in Australia for leaders or professionals from a counterpart organisation in a developing country.

The Fellowship provides grants to Australian organisations so they can fund Fellows from developing countries to undertake short term study and professional development in Australia.



Fellowships target current and future leaders and mid-career professionals who will be in a position to advance priority foreign affairs and development issues on their return home. Fellowship activities are aimed at providing high-quality training, exchange of expertise, skills and knowledge, and opportunities to enhance networks on issues of shared interest.

DFAT invites Australian organisations to submit applications that align with the aims of the Australian Government’s development policy Australian aid: promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stabilityand the Australia Awards Fellowships program.  Applicants must identify the foreign affairs and development policy theme that is the focus of their Fellowship proposal from the list of aid program priority areas identified in the Fellowships Guidelines.



The Fellowship aims to:

  • strengthen partnerships and links between Australian organisations and partner organisations in developing countries
  • build the capacity of developing countries to handle affairs and issues of shared interest.



Grant funding of up to $30,000 per Fellow (inclusive of overhead fees, mixed mode delivery including partner country activities) is offered on a competitive basis to Australian organisations to support a range of professional development activities.


Eligible Activities

Fellowship activities may include a combination of short-term study and/or training, professional development, networking and work experience, and are delivered by the Australian Host Organisation for Fellows from eligible countries.  Australia Awards Fellowships do not fund study that results in an academic qualification, as these opportunities are provided under Australia Awards Scholarships.


Eligible Applicants

Australian organisations who are legal entities with an Australian Business Number (ABN) with links to overseas counterpart organisations in eligible developing countries may apply for an Australia Awards Fellowship. Overseas organisations and individuals are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship. They may,however, initiate contact with an Australian organisation to explore the organisation’s interest in applying for a Fellowship grant.



Applications close 5 December 2017.


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