Short Term Awards
WHAT ARE SHORT TERM AWARDS?
In addition to the Long Term Awards for Masters and Agricultural PhDs, the Australian Government offers two types of short-term Australia Award opportunities available for African nationals: Short Course Awards and Australia Awards Fellowships.
SHORT COURSE AWARDS (SCA)
Applications for the 2013 Short Courses are now closed. Selection for short course awards for 2013 will take place during January and February and successful applicants will be contacted in late February or early March.
Short Course Awards allow scholars to participate in short courses of up to three months. Training is available for experienced employees from African public, private and non-government organisations (civil society) in the following fields:
- Public Policy, including:
- International Diplomacy
- Organizational Development
- Public Private Partnerships
- Trade Policy, Analysis and Negotiation
- English Language
- Technical and Vocational Education and Training Policy
- Technical and Vocational Education Teacher Skills Upgrades
Please navigate to your home country to find out more information about Short Course Awards as well as information on how to apply.
AUSTRALIAN AWARDS FELLOWSHIPS (AAF)
AAF News: The next round for AAF applications (Round 14) will open on 13 May 2013 and close on 19 June 2013.
Australia Awards Fellowships aim to develop leadership, address priority regional development issues, and build partnerships and linkages between Australian organisations and partner organisations in developing countries including countries in Africa. The goal of the Australia Awards Fellowships program is to develop appropriately trained current and aspiring leaders in priority areas, who, in the short to medium term, will be in a position to advance key regional policy objectives and increase institutional capacity of partner countries. Australia Awards Fellowships are designed to complement individual bilateral country programs by offering flexible fellowship placements which address current and emerging needs at the country, sub-regional and regional levels.
Australian Host Organisations can apply for funding twice a year to support Africans on Australian Award Fellowships. For more details visit http://www.ausaid.gov.au/australia-awards/pages/Australia Awardsfellow.aspx
Australian Host Organisations are encouraged to consider the sectoral priorities of the Australian Government as articulated in Looking West: Australia's strategic approach to aid in Africa 2011–2015 when preparing funding proposals.
Note that applications are accepted from Australian organisations only; individuals are not eligible to apply.