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Australian Study Grant

by Malini Sen

The Australian government announced that as part of the 2018-19 Budget, the launch of the Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP).This will amalgamate the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships and the Endeavour Mobility Grants into a single, streamlined ELP. The ELP will continue to support two-way mobility for short and long-term study, research and professional development opportunities.

According to a spokesperson at the High Commission, “It will better target the delivery of the previous Endeavour programs to ensure that overseas study education, training and research opportunities for Australia’s highest-performing students, researchers and professionals are sustainable in the future and aligned with the Australian government’s strategic priorities.”

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 round. For more details visit http://internationaleducation.gov.au/endeavour

For other scholarship opportunities available to international students, visit the Study in Australia website at www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

Student Speak

Nonie Tuxen is a recipient of the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship in 2015, and it supports her fieldwork in India. Her thesis explores the growth of the ‘new’ Indian middle class and their desire for overseas education

“The Endeavour scholarship has been an incredibly rewarding program to be part of. Winning the Endeavour allowed me to join a network of high achieving early-career scholars conducting important and fascinating research. The Endeavour has not only allowed me to conduct research with generous funding, but has also connected me to life-long friends and colleagues,” shares Nonie.

She adds that the scholarship was supportive, both financially and in terms of the services available to recipients when they are outside their home country. “The Endeavour program allowed me to achieve my research goals by offering generous financial support, as well as connecting to me to other researchers who are important nodes in my social and professional network.”

The Endeavour program staff members were also supportive when Nonie fell ill during her fieldwork and needed to visit the hospital. “Being part of this program has introduced me to people who continue to play an important role in my personal and professional life.”

 

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