Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship 2020

Apply for the Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship 2020. The deadline for the application is 30th June 2020. 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.

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The John Allwright Fellowship (JAF) provides scientists from partner countries currently or recently involved in ACIAR research projects with the opportunity to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions. While individuals will benefit from the scheme, the primary aim of the Fellowship is to enhance research capacity in ACIAR’s partner country institutions.

The JAF is the largest scheme in ACIAR’s Capacity Building Program in financial terms. It provides PhD and Masters scholarships to agricultural researchers, administered through the Australia Awards system. There are approximately 80 JAFs studying in Australia at 12 universities across the country. Applications are invited annually.




  • Full tuition fees
  • Return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route Establishment allowance—a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, textbooks, study materials
  • Establishment allowance—a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department. From 1 January 2013, CLE payable to Scholars studying under an Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship is A$30,000 per year.
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory 4-6 week program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on life and study in Australia
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only) —provided to cover the student’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions)
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training
  • Supplementary Academic Support may be available to ensure a Scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience
  • Fieldwork (for research students only)—may be available for eligible research students for up to two return economy class airfares for a Masters student or up to three for a Ph.D. student, via the most direct route to their country of citizenship.
  • Entry into ACIAR’s John Allwright Fellowship Executive Leadership Program – a 15-month complementary studies program.


  • 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 a 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.

Eligible Regions: Current partner developing countries

Application Process

  • There is one call for nominations per year. Candidates must submit their applications online by 30 April.
  • Please note all applicants must apply online.
  • 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. Any queries may be directed to the appropriate Research Program Manager or the Project Officer, Education and Training Programs ACIAR.
  • Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS) given on the Apply Now link.
  • The first step is to register in OASIS as this will enable you to logon, create and complete an application.
  • For instructions on how to register and create an application in OASIS please see the OASIS Applicant User guide <>.

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Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

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