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John Allwright Fellowships for Developing Countries’ Students in Australia, 2023

ACIAR and AusAID are offering John Allwright fellowships in Agriculture for the 2023 intake. The fellowships support students from developing countries to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions.

The Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowship is a scholarship offered by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and co-funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. John Allwright Fellowships are awarded to partner-country scientists involved in ACIARsupported collaborative research projects to undertake postgraduate training at Australian universities.

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The primary aim of John Allwright Fellowships is to enhance research capacity in ACIAR’s partner country institutions. While individual awardees will benefit from the Scheme, it is important to note that partner country institutions are the key targets.

Application Deadline: 1 May 2023, at 2359 AEST.

Brief Description

  • Course Level: ACIAR-supported collaborative research projects to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of Agriculture.
  • Scholarship Award: Fully-funded
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: International
  • Scholarships can be taken in Australia.

John Allwright Fellowships for Developing Countries' Students in Australia, 2023


  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Global, Indonesia, India, Iraq, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe can apply for these John Allwright fellowships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applications are welcome from participants in both bilateral and multilateral (IARC) projects. Applicants must work with an ACIAR project in a current partner developing country. Applicants must 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, ACIARwill consider supporting researchers from “advanced pipeline” projects, i.e. in cases where ACIAR has approved full project proposal);
    • be jointly supported in the application by the Australian and partner country Project Leaders;
    • obtain approval from the employing institution 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.

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Application Procedure:

  • How to Apply: In order to apply for the award, the first step is to register in OASIS, as this will enable you to log in, create and complete an application. For instructions on how to register and create an application in OASIS, see the OASIS Applicant User guide <http://aciar.gov.au/content/australia-awards-john-allwright-eligibility-and-onlineuser-guide>. Candidates must complete their online application form.
  • Supporting Documents: The following supporting documents are mandatory and must be provided with your application:
  • Employer approval letter
  • Research proposal (for research students)
  • Certified copies of degree certificates
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts
  • Proof of citizenship (birth certificate)
  • Identity document (passport)
  • Referee report from a collaborating country project leader
  • English Language Requirements: An applicant or awardee should meet DFAT’s English language requirements for receiving an Australia Awards Scholarship.


The Awards are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits generally apply:

    • 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
    • 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 before 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 (except 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’s student or up to three for a PhD student via the most direct route to their country of citizenship.

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