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John Allwright Fellowship

Scholarships for partner country scientists to obtain Australian postgraduate qualifications.
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The ACIAR Fellowships Scheme, introduced in 1986, provides scientists from partner countries who are involved in ACIAR research projects with the opportunity to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions. While individuals will benefit from the scheme, the primary aim of the fellowship is to enhance research capacity in ACIAR’s partner country institutions.

What is the John Allwright Fellowship?

While the fellowship aims to increase the capacity of an individual, it will in turn increase research capacity of our partner country institutions. 

How to apply

All applicants must be working with an ACIAR project. Read our guidelines and about how to apply.

Fellowship benefits

An awardee’s postgraduate studies must form a discrete topic related to, but not part of, an existing ACIAR research project. Ideally the study program will allow the awardee to remain actively involved in the project research work throughout their studies. ACIAR will support coursework postgraduate degrees in certain circumstances.

We ask project leaders to make sure that a project will not be jeopardised should their nominee receive an award, as the ACIAR project must be able to function in the absence of a successful awardee. More than one person may be nominated from a project, but the project leader must be able to demonstrate that the project can function in the absence of more than one awardee.

Project leaders wishing to nominate project staff for a fellowship should contact the relevant ACIAR Research Program Manager to discuss the eligibility of the candidate, possible program of study, and the impact on the project should a fellowship be awarded to the individual. 

Project Leaders and applicants should read the guidelines before progressing a nomination.

If you have any questions please contact the appropriate Research Program Manager.

Read about the experiences of some John Allwright Fellowship alumni:
Developing a dream
The interconnection that lies between us
Finding potential in PNG’s logged forests
Lao graduate returns to boost livestock extension service