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John Dillon Fellowship

Scholarships for outstanding agricultural scientists or economists from our partner countries.
John Dillon Fellows at ACIAR

The John Dillon Memorial Fellowship aims to develop leadership skills in the area of agricultural research management, agricultural policy and/or extension technologies. This is achieved by providing exposure to Australian agriculture across a range of best-practice organisations involved in research, extension and/or policy making.

ACIAR established the Fellowship in recognition of Professor John L. Dillon’s life-long support for international agricultural research. Up to ten fellowships are offered annually for outstanding agricultural scientists or economists from ACIAR partner countries who are involved in a current or recently completed ACIAR project. Former John Allwright Fellows are eligible to apply.  

The visit programmes are tailored by negotiation between ACIAR and the selected Fellow to meet the needs of individual Fellows and their employing organisation. Arrangements for the Fellowships will be flexible, and the following points are intended to indicate features of the programme:

  • Fellowships involve a four week residential stay in Australia
  • Fellows spend at least 50 per cent of their time period hosted by an Australian organisations, such as an Australian Government department, a university, a Cooperative Research Centre or a state Department of Agriculture
  • Fellows participate in a formal research management training course in Australia.
  • Fellows undertake a structured program of visits to various institutes, including the presentation of relevant lectures.

ACIAR is committed to increasing gender parity in agricultural research. We anticipate that  at least half of the successful candidates selected to participate in the 2018 program and in future will be women.

You can direct enquiries to the appropriate Research Program Manager.