deadline: 15 November, 2018.

Endeavour Leadership Program overview
The ELP is the Australian Government’s two-way mobility for short and long-term study, research and professional development with Australia’s priority partner countries.
The ELP supports Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education 2025 (the Strategy), which sets out a 10-year plan for developing Australia as a global leader in education, training and research, through making transformative partnerships (Pillar 2of the Strategy), and expanding
student, education and training professional and research mobility (Action 6.2 of the Strategy).
The ELP provides opportunities for established and emerging leaders to undertake a global mobility experience, within their study, research or professional field. Endeavour Leaders will have the opportunity to build enduring international networks, strengthen education and research engagement between Australia and priority countries, and enhance Australia’s commercial success and economic prosperity. The objectives of the ELP are to:
  • enhance Australia’s reputation for excellence in international education through the continued internationalisation of the education, training and research sectors
  • contribute to the implementation of Government policy priorities, by increasing international research and education engagement between Australia and priority countries in key fields of education, research and innovation
  • offer high-achieving individuals from Australia and overseas the opportunity to develop their knowledge and expertise and build institution-to-institution connections
  • create the next generation of international education and research leaders across a wide variety of professional fields.

The Program’s intended outcomes are:

  • growth in the number of durable, high-value institutional and individual connections as a result of ELP-funded education, training, research and professional activities
  • an increase in the number of high quality research outcomes (including commercialisation and joint publications) resulting from ELP funding
  • employability of Endeavour Leaders and resultant contribution to the Australian economy.
The Australian Government has made an initial commitment of $118.9 million over four years for the ELP. Under the 2019 round, approximately $27 million in funding is available to support two-way mobility Leadership Activities. It will support short and long term study, training, research and professional development across a range of sub-categories under the Endeavour Leadership Program, including:
  • Australia-ASEAN Leadership award
  • Australia-APEC Leadership award
  • Australia-Latin America Leadership award
  • Asia-Pacific Leadership award
  • Global Leadership award Individual applicants apply according to qualification type and duration.
All successful Individual short and long term Endeavour Leaders will receive: AU$3,000 per month as a stipend (maximum amount of AU$36,000 per calendar year paid up to the maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)
Successful Individual Endeavour Leaders are also eligible for:
  • travel allowance of up to AU$3,000 (with provision to pay up to AU$4,500 under special circumstances)
  • establishment allowance of between AU$2,000 and AU$4,000, dependent on category and duration of Award
  • health insurance for the full category duration (Overseas Student Health Cover [OSHC] for international recipients)
  • travel insurance (excluding during program for international recipients)
International Endeavour leaders undertaking postgraduate qualifications (Masters or PhD) or
VET study are eligible to receive tuition fees of up to AU $30,000 /AU$13,000 per calendar year, paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis. Tuition includes student service and amenities fees.
Australian Endeavour Postgraduate Leaders are eligible to receive tuition fees of up to $20,000 paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis.
Educational Qualifications
Australian applicants–Postgraduate and Research International applicants–Postgraduate, VET and Research;
  • Must provide a certified copy of their final full version*numerically weighted Bachelor or Masters transcript that includes subjects and scores. A PhD transcript does not show suitable detail for panel assessment, therefore applicants must provide at least a Bachelor or Masters transcript. A PhD transcript on its own will render an application ineligible. Do not include certificates.*
If an international VET, Masters or PhD applicant has not completed an undergraduate degree b
ut will complete by 31 December2018, they must provide a letter from their university to state when completion is expected. A condition will be placed on their application and a final transcript will b
e required if they are successful in receiving an ELP Award offer.
  • Must provide a certified copy of their final full version numerically weighted transcript equivalent to; an Australian Year 12 secondary qualification, trade or vocational qualification of at least AQF Certificate III level or Bachelor or Masters degree that includes subjects and scores. A PhD transcript on its own does not show suitable detail for panel assessment and will render an application ineligible. Do not include certificates.

Application deadline is 15 November, 2018.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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