Be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme.
Be a citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country.
Commence their proposed programme after 1 January 2017 and no later than 30 November 2017. Applicants whohave already commenced or will commence their intended programme prior to 2017 are not eligible to applyProvide all relevant supporting documentation.
Provide all relevant supporting documentation.
Not currently hold or have completed, after 1 January 2015, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/orfellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government).
Not apply for a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship.
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training administers the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships. The Endeavour Research Fellowship provides financial support for international postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) towards an overseas Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research in any field in Australia. Applications will close 30 June 2016 at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
All recipients will receive:
Steps required to apply for an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship
Step 1. Read these guidelines and the Frequently Asked Questions https://internationaleducation.gov.au/endeavourfaq to gain an understanding of the programme and what is required for an application.
Step 2. Review and ensure the minimum eligibility requirements are met.
Step 3. Read the terms and conditions. If an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship is offered, the recipient must agree to the terms and conditions and accept within seven days. If the offer is not accepted within this period, the offer may be withdrawn.
Step 4. Once the application period is open, an application can be started by registering on Endeavour Online. Instructions can be found at the Department of Education and Training web site.
Step 5.To be considered for more than one scholarship or fellowship an applicant is required to lodge a separate application for each category.
Step 6. Note the unique application ID and reference in any correspondence with the department.
Step 7. Complete responses to the selection criteria and upload supporting documentation.
Step 8. Finalise and submit an application. Once an application has been successfully submitted an automated email acknowledging the receipt of the application will be sent to the email address provided. Once an application has been submitted, no further changes (including addition of documents) can be made.
An applicant is responsible for:
Applicants may request a hard-copy application form by sending an email to the address below, indicating the reasons why they are unable to apply online. Hardcopy applications and supporting documentation must be received by the department by 11.59 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on 30 June 2016.
If support is required to participate in the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships application process, please contact the Endeavour Management Team firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection criteria and weighting
The selection criteria for all categories of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the same. The following are the selection criteria and their relative weighting:
Citizenship/dual citizenship/permanent residency
Any change in the citizenship/dual citizenshipor permanent residency status of a recipient may necessitate the termination or revocation of the scholarship or fellowship. The recipient may continue their programme but they will no longer be funded by the department to do so.
International applicants must:
To be eligible applicants must:
To certify a document:
Citizenship/dual citizenship/permanent residency*
All applicants must provide a certified copy of:
*Permanent residency refers to a person's visa status: the person is allowed to reside indefinitely within a country of which he or she is not a citizen.
All applicants must provide a certified copy:
* If an applicant has not completed an undergraduate degree but will complete by 31 December 2016, 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 be required if they are successful in receiving a scholarship offer.
Evidence of admission to an Australian institution
The letter of admission, must include start and end dates, CRICOS code and course fees for the application to be deemed eligible. The entire course location must be in Australia at an Australian institution. Conditional admission letters will be accepted at the time of application. A letter for potential host organisations can be found attached.
Applicants should focus on one programme and state in their application why they chose this programme and their nominated institution.
All Endeavour Research Fellowship and Endeavour Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Scholarship applicants applying for research towards a Masters or PhD must:
Evidence of PhD conferment
All Endeavour Research Fellowship applicants proposing to undertake postdoctoral research must:
All applicants must provide two completed referee reports. Referee reports must be from academic supervisors, lecturers, course convenors or workplace managers who should be familiar with the applicant’s recent academic and/or work performance and abilities. Referee reports are confidential and cannot be viewed by the applicant.
Reports must be submitted electronically via Endeavour Online. It is an applicant’s responsibility to ensure their referees complete the reports by the closing date. Applicants will only be able to submit an application when they have two referee reports in 'completed' status.
If a referee is unable to complete the referee report electronically, they may request a paper report by sending an email directly to the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships team email@example.com. If a referee declines to provide a report the applicant will be notified. If the referee wants to withdraw their report after completion, they may contact the Endeavour team to action this request. The applicant will be notified.
Evidence of nomination and language suitability
All Endeavour Research Fellowship applicants must provide:
A senior official physically located in the host country at the host organisation must confirm via the nomination form that an applicant’s language ability is suitable for their proposed programme. If this is not confirmed, the applicant will be ineligible and their application will not be considered further.
Nominations must be submitted electronically via Endeavour Online. It is an applicant’s responsibility to ensure their nominee completes the form by the closing date. Applicants will only be able to submit an application when they have at least one nomination form in 'completed' status. Nominations are confidential and cannot be viewed by the applicant.
If an applicant has multiple host organisations they must enter the details of each organisation in the application form and receive a completed nomination form from each of their hosts.
If a nominator is unable to complete the form electronically, they may request a paper form by sending an email directly to the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships team firstname.lastname@example.org. If a nominator declines to provide a nomination the applicant will be notified. If the nominator wants to withdraw their nomination after completion, they may contact the Endeavour team to action this request. The applicant will be notified.
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