FOR PAkistan: Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships and Fellowships

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Important dates:

  • Australian Leadership Awards 2007 application forms now available below
  • Applications for Scholarships open 1 May 2006
  • Applications for Scholarships close 31 July 2006
  • Successful applicants advised by 1 October 2006
  • Scholarship study must begin in Australia in calendar year 2007
  • Information on Fellowships will be available in August 2006


What are Australian Leadership Awards?

Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) is a new
award under which the Australian Government offers scholarships and
fellowships for current and future leaders from the Asia-Pacific Region.

Australian Leadership Awards provide exceptional educational
opportunities in Australia. They are awarded to people who are already
leaders or have a potential to assume leadership roles that can
influence social and economic policy reform and development outcomes,
both in their own countries and in the Asia and Pacific region.

Australian Leadership Awards provide scholarships for longer-term
post-graduate study at masters or doctoral level and fellowships for
short-term research, study or professional attachments. They will bring
around 3200 scholars and fellows in the five years from 2006-2011 to
study in Australia.Managed by AusAID as part of Australia`s overseas
aid program, Australian Leadership Awards are open only to citizens of
countries in the region that are eligible for Official Development
Assistance (ODA).

The Awards will be available to present and future leaders and
personnel in corporate, academic, non-government and government
services.

Important dates:

  • Australian Leadership Awards 2007 application forms now available below
  • Applications for Scholarships open 1 May 2006
  • Applications for Scholarships close 31 July 2006
  • Successful applicants advised by 1 October 2006
  • Scholarship study must begin in Australia in calendar year 2007
  • Information on Fellowships will be available in August 2006

Objectives of Australian Leadership Awards

The purpose of the Australian Leadership Awards is to build
partnerships and increase mutual understanding, knowledge and
innovation in the Asia Pacific region.

Specific objectives include fostering enduring people-to-people links
and building capacity in developing countries. General fields of study
relevant to leaders in the region include management, economics,
business, political science, philosophy, history, law and public
policy, for example. In 2007, priority fields of study that will be
targeted include: trade policy and regional integration, cross-boundary
challenges such as pandemics, security and clean energy.

Am I eligible for an Australian Leadership Award?

To be eligible for an Australian Leadership Award you will need to meet
a number of criteria. Australian Leadership Awards are being offered
only to citizens of the following countries in the Asia Pacific region:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Kiribati
  • Laos
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mongolia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Timor-Leste
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam
  • Wallis & Futuna

Do I need an Australian visa?

Yes. You cannot enter Australia without a visa. Applicants must meet
visa requirements of the Australian Department of Immigration and
Multicultural Affairs.

How do I apply?

Guidelines and application form are available here:

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