Type of Funding
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is offering up to 10 fellowships in 2018 under the John Dillon Fellowship to outstanding mid-career agricultural scientists and economists from ACIAR partner countries (developing countries that ACIAR works in). The fellowship aims to develop leadership skills in the area of agricultural research management, agricultural policy and/or extension technologies, through providing exposure to Australian agriculture across a range of best-practice organisations involved in research, extension and/or policy making.
For the first time in 2018, a scholarship will also be awarded to an Australian agricultural scientist or economist.
Fellowships involve a 4-week residential stay in Australia, where fellows will spend at least half their time period hosted by an Australian organisation, such as an Australian Government department, a university, a Cooperative Research Centre or a state Department of Agriculture.
They will participate in a formal research management training course in Australia and undertake a structured program of visits to various institutes, which will include the presentation of relevant lectures.
Applicants must be citizens of an ACIAR partner country (see the Official Website for partner countries). They must be currently undertaking research or have recently completed an ACIAR research project. Former John Allwright Fellows are eligible to apply. Applications from women candidates are especially encouraged as at least half of the successful candidates selected to participate in the program will be women.
Applications and queries are to be submitted via email by 31 August 2017, for fellowships that will take place in 2018.