Australian Government is inviting applications for Endeavour Research Fellowship available for Australian and non-Australian students. The fellowship is available to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships aim to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field.
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.
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The Endeavour Research Fellowship provides financial support for international postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) towards an overseas Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research in any field in Australia, and for Australian postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) towards an Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research.
Eligible Fields of Study
Fellowships are awarded in any field of study.
Scholarship is applicable for studying in: Australia (international students) and overseas (Australian students)
Value of Award
All recipients will receive: travel allowance: $3,000 (provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances); establishment allowance: $2,000 (fellowships) or $4,000 (scholarships); monthly stipend: $3,000 (paid up to the maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)*; health insurance for the full category duration (OSHC for international recipients); travel insurance (excluding during program for international recipients); Endeavour scholarship recipients will also receive tuition fees paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis. Tuition includes student service and amenities fees.
Eligible Fields of Study
To be eligible to receive an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship, applicants must
- be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their program
- be a citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country (section 8)
- commence their proposed program after 1 January 2017 and no later than 30 November 2017. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence their intended program prior to 2017 are not eligible to provide all relevant supporting documentation (section 9)
- not currently hold or have completed, after 1 January 2015, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/or fellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government).
Nationality: Students of following countries can apply for the Endeavour Research Fellowship:
List of Countries: Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela. Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China (People’s Republic), Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (Republic of Korea – South), Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam. The Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago. Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Reunion), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland). Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen. Pacific: Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated states), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand (including Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna; Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship is open to the nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (People’s Republic), Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (Republic of Korea – South), Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Endeavour India Education Council Research Fellowship is available only for Indian students.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme.
English language Requirements:
Test Requirements: Applicants must book in for IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or CAE tests as early as possible as places fill up quickly. It is the applicant’s responsibility to arrange this. No late results will be accepted. Applicants also need to remember that they will not receive their official English language test results on the day of the test.
Supporting Material: To be eligible applicants must:
- scan and attach their supporting documentation specified for the category for which they are applying (see table below and section 9.1-9.11). Applications that do not contain the necessary documentation will be deemed incomplete and therefore ineligible and will not be considered further
- provide an English translation if the original document is not in English
- provide certified (attested) copies of:
- Passport, Birth Certificate, National ID card or Australian Citizenship Certificate
- Academic transcripts
- IELTS, TOEFL, CAE or PTE results.
To certify a document:
- copy the original document
- present the photocopy and original to a professional person or someone well-respected in your community (‘of good standing’). This could include but is not limited to: university dean or course convener, teacher, work supervisor, lawyer, doctor, civil servant, Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Oaths or Public Notary.
- the certifier will sight the original against the copy of the document
- the certifier will write or use a stamp (if available), ‘I certify that the copy is a true copy of the original document’
- the certifier will sign and date under the statement and provide details of their occupation.
- scan the certified copied document (not the original document)
- attach the document to your application. The cost of any fees charged by notaries for certification of documents is the responsibility of the applicant.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted using the Endeavour Online application system. Applicants are encouraged to commence their applications early and submit their application as early as possible during the application period due to the large volume of users on the system in the lead up to the closing date. Submitting early ensures that you will not have any last minute technical problems due to the large number of applications being submitted.
Applications for the 2017 Round
Applications for the 2017 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships have now closed. All applicants (both successful and unsuccessful) have been advised of the outcome of their application by email.
Applications for the 2018 Round
Applications for the 2018 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are expected to open in April 2017. Please check the Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowships website closer to April 2017 for further information