Fully Funded 2024 Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development Short Courses for study in Australia.

The Australia Awards offer the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.

Australian organisations such as government institutions, business and non-government organisations are eligible to apply. Organisations must be legal entities with an Australian Business Number and must be able to demonstrate links with partner organisations in participating countries, and provide in-kind or financial contributions to support Fellowships. Individuals cannot apply.

Fellow Eligibility

Australian organisations must ensure that all nominated Fellows meet the following general eligibility requirements:

  • be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the Fellowship
  • not be a permanent resident or be applying for permanent residency in Australia or partner of someone who is
  • be a citizen of an eligible country
  • not be current serving military personnel
  • be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Home Affairs for (DFAT sponsored) student visas subclass 500
  • be able to participate in the Fellowship.
  • be able to travel without family members as DFAT will only fund and provide visa support letters for individual Fellows, not their family members
  • Fellows with a disability that requires assistance must travel with a career


Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Priority Areas

Fellowship programs must align with the following six development priority areas:

  • Climate change, adaptation, resilience and green energy transition
  • Gender equality, disability equity and social inclusion
  • Health
  • Digital Economy (including cyber, critical technology and media engagement)
  • Maritime and the Blue Economy
  • Infrastructure and connectivity

Award Type

Australia Awards Fellowships provide short-term opportunities for in-Australia study, research and professional development activities, hosted by Australian organisations – and do not lead to academic qualifications. Application rounds are held through a competitive selection process.

Fellowship Award

Australian organisations can request funding of up to AUD $34,500 per Fellow, to a maximum of 15 Fellows to cover:

  • return air travel and relevant in-Australia travel
  • training costs
  • accommodation and living expenses
  • medical insurance costs when in Australia (for Fellowship holder only)
  • special assistance for people with disability
  • program overhead fee.

Method of Application

Applications for ROUND 19 are now open and must be submitted ONLINE via Smartygrants.

PLEASE NOTE: You have until 11.59pm (AEDT), 7 November 2023 to submit your online application.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted for assessment.

Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted for assessment.


Key Dates

DateWhat’s happening
11 October 2023 (9.00am AEDT)Applications open online via Smartygrants.
7 November 2023 (11.59pm AEDT)Applications close.Applications must be submitted ONLINE via SmartygrantsPLEASE NOTE: You have until 11.59pm (AEDT) on the closing date to submit your online application. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted for assessment.Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted for assessment.
March to June 2024Australian Organisations will be notified of the outcomes from Stage 1:Quad infrastructure Fellowships Program and other approved proposals for 2023/24 funding.Unsuccessful Round 19 proposals will also be advised. Please note:  Feedback on unsuccessful proposals will not be provided.
July to September 2024Successful proposals for 2024/25 funding.
No later than six months prior to Fellow mobilisation to AustraliaStage 2: Successful Australian Host Organisations to nominate Fellows and reserves, update activity table, confirm travel dates and complete other information via a Supplementary Form that will be made available at Smartygrants

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: 11.59pm (AEDT), 7 November 2023.

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