John Allwright Fellowship

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The ACIAR Fellowships Scheme was introduced in 1986 to provide the opportunity for partner country scientists involved in ACIAR-supported collaborative research projects to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions.

John Allwright, a farmer from Tasmania served on both the Board of Management and Policy Advisory Council.

His contribution to Australian and international agricultural research was outstanding, having also served as head of the National Farmers' Federation.

The fellowship scheme that carries his name was originally known as the ACIAR/AIDAB Fellowships.

The John Allwright Fellowship scheme aims to provide enhancement of the research capabilities of partner-country institutions through postgraduate training of partner-country scientists.

An ACIAR Fellowship award usually covers the cost of return airfares, a living allowance, initial settling–in allowances, the fees charged by the tertiary institutions (including an orientation program) and miscellaneous course–related costs.

Although applications are welcome from participants in both bilateral and multilateral (IARC) projects, applicants must be working in a current ACIAR bilateral partner priority country: the Republic of South Africa

Applicants must also be citizens of the country in which they are working.


To be eligible for selection, a candidate must:

  • At the time of applying, hold qualifications that would be assessed to be equivalent to at least an Australian bachelor’s degree in a discipline that is relevant to the proposed area of postgraduate study;
  • Be a scientist or economist from the developing country partner, who is actively involved in a collaborative research project supported by ACIAR at the time of application (in some cases, ACIAR will consider supporting researchers from "advanced pipeline" projects, i.e. in cases where a full project proposal has been approved by ACIAR);
  • Be jointly supported in the application by the Australian and partner country Project Leaders;
  • Obtain approval from both the employing institution and home government training authority who must agree to the absence of the candidate should he/she receive a Fellowship for the period involved in obtaining the postgraduate qualification; and
  • Demonstrate that he/she is employed on a permanent rather than short-term contract basis.

    There is one call for nominations per year!

    Deadline: 31st July.

    For more fellowship information and application, see: John Allwright Fellowship Website

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