An initiative building expertise, deepening institutional linkages and providing opportunity to bright minds in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT University has created a fellowship for female researchers from APEC economies. Funded by The Australian Commonwealth Government, each fellowship will run for between one and four months and has been designed for researchers who are emerging leaders in their field and at the forefront of their research discipline.
In partnership with Australian education and research institutions, the fellowship will assist exemplary researchers to engage with international opportunities presented to them while bypassing financial constraints.
It will play a key role in building high levels of expertise and deepening institutional linkages within the Asia-Pacific region.
“We are very excited to launch this important project with the Department of Education, and are confident that it will create a new generation of globally mobile female researchers,” Margot Kilgour, Senior Manager, Australian APEC Study Centre, RMIT, said.
The fellowship will draw on a pool of AU$1 million to be used over five years, with up to ten fellowships awarded each year.
Successful recipients will receive a travel allowance, establishment allowance, monthly stipend, family allowance (if applicable) and travel/medical insurance for the programme duration.
To be eligible to receive the fellowship, applicants must be a female citizen and/or permanent resident of certain APEC economies and have a Masters by research or PhD.
They must also be available to commence their proposed program between 1 July 2015 and 31 December 2015 and be able to secure the support of an Australian academic institution or organisation through a nomination agreement.
Applications for 2015 are now open, find out more information and how to apply.