Applications open for Australia-Harvard Fellowships

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Australia-Harvard Fellowships are offered by the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation supporting learned exchange between Harvard University and Australia.

These fellowships are aimed at creative scientists normally based at Harvard who have a persuasive plan for collaborative work in Australia with the country’s  best bioscience researchers and educators. The award also supports Australian researchers who wish to follow-up joint initiatives at Harvard.

The Foundation seeks to attract applicants whose work will bring clear benefit to Australia as well as to Harvard. Fellows will participate in a working visit of several months, during which they will interact widely with educators and students. Some senior applicants favor a shorter visit, but one that enables them to take a primary role in a symposium or instructional course open to numbers of Australians. Another option is the opportunity to undertake longer studies of sabbatical duration, for example.

The Foundation especially values applicants who can demonstrate strong potential for “breakthrough” impacts resulting from their collaborations and where its contribution may be seen as “seed capital” for superior innovations.

Australia-based applicants become eligible when they can demonstrate significant value in working at Harvard with a former fellow from Harvard, and have the intention to bring advances back to their Australian institutions.

Grants are donated to eligible Australian institutions which administer the funds on standard terms.

Further details of Australia-Harvard Fellowships are on Harvard Club of Australia’s website at:

Applications for 2020 awards close on Sept. 10, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by end of December 2019.