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  1. Australian Leadership Awards – Fellowships Overview • Aim – to develop leadership, build partnerships and linkages in the Asia-Pacific region • ALA Fellowships – prestigious short-term placements in Australia for leaders, potential leaders and professionals in our region • Fellows – undertake study, research and professional development programmes with host organisations in Australia • Host organisations – Australian organisations implement Fellowship programmes and host Fellows in Australia

  2. Australian Leadership Awards – Fellowships Funding & Priorities • Funding – up to $35,000 per Fellow • Fellowship placements – highly flexible, broad range of fields • Types of programmes – regional development needs / issues relevant to Australia’s foreign policy agenda • Priorities forRound 2 – international trade, security, pandemics, climate change (including clean energy) • Programme evaluation

  3. Australian Leadership Awards – Fellowships Host Organisations • Eligibility – applications restricted to Australian organisations • Types of organisations – academic, research, business, industry, media, NGOs, professional groups, governments • Regional relationships – host organisations must demonstrate ongoing links with counterpart organisations in eligible countries • Legal status – host organisations must be legal entities with an Australian Business Number (ABN)

  4. Australian Leadership Awards – Fellowships Eligible Activities • Academic – research, seminars, professional development programmes, professional skills training • Professional Attachments – peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing, twinning, professional attachments, leadership and executive management training • Combinations – academic study and professional attachments may both be included in Fellowship Programmes

  5. Australian Leadership Awards - Fellowships Eligible Countries • Participating countries include:

  6. Australian Leadership Awards – Fellowships Round 1: Outcomes • 45 programs funded, 39 Australian Host Organisations • $7.9 million approved – AHO Fellowship programmes • 370 Fellows – from 24 countries • Fellows per programme – 1 to 36 • Average cost per Fellow $22,000 • Length of programmes range from 1 week to 36 months

  7. Australian Leadership Awards – FellowshipsRound 1: Australian Host Organisations

  8. Australian Leadership Awards – FellowshipsRound 1: University-based programmes

  9. Australian Leadership Awards – FellowshipsRound 1: Examples – University Programmes

  10. Australian Leadership Awards – FellowshipsRound 1: Regional distribution of Fellows Mongolia Nepal Bhutan China Bangladesh India Laos Thailand Cambodia Philippines Vietnam India Federated States of Micronesia Sri Lanka Marshall Islands Kiribati Indonesia Solomon Islands Samoa Papua New Guinea Fiji Vanuatu Palau

  11. Australian Leadership Awards – Fellowships Application Process • Competitive, one-step application process • Applications –submitted directly to AusAID Canberra • Application forms & guidelines – available on Australian Scholarships and AusAID websites: • www.australianscholarships.gov.au • www.ausaid.gov.au • Funding– two rounds each year • 2007 Round 2 – May • Round 3 – November

  12. Australian Leadership Awards – Fellowships Applications - what is AusAID looking for? • Critical elements for successful applications: • Demonstrated counterpart organisation linkages & support • Well-developed fellowship programme • Strong leadership potential of nominated Fellows • Relevant experience of Host Organisation • Cost effectiveness – including evidence of co-contribution

  13. Australian Leadership Awards – Fellowships Applications – supporting documentation • Supporting documentation required: • Letter of support– from counterpart organisation • Fellow nomination form – for each nominated Fellow • Curriculum Vitae – for each nominated Fellow • Fellow workplan – if applicable

  14. Australian Leadership Awards – Fellowships Selection Process • Applications – assessed by AusAID against selection criteria • Overseas Posts – asked to provide comment on proposals and Fellow nominations • Final assessment – by External Selection Panel in Canberra • Host Organisations – contracted directly by AusAID • Ongoing monitoring and evaluation

  15. Australian Leadership Awards – FellowshipsKey Dates – 2007 • Round 2 • opens: 1 May 2007 • closes: 29 June 2007 • outcomes: mid September 2007 • Round 3 (anticipated timing) • opens: early November 2007 • closes: early January 2008

  16. More information Fact sheets & further information available on Australian Scholarships website: www.australianscholarships.gov.au and AusAID website: www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar Enquiries – ALA Fellowships Secretariat: alafellowships@ausaid.gov.au