Australia-Harvard Fellowship applications available

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Australia-Harvard Fellowships 2024 program is accepting applications through Oct. 9.

Offered by the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation supporting learned exchange between Harvard University and Australia, the fellowships are aimed at creative scientists normally based at Harvard who have a persuasive plan for collaborative work in Australia with its best bioscience researchers and educators. The award also supports Australian researchers who wish to follow-up joint initiatives at Harvard.

Specifically, the foundation is interested in mid-career and senior Harvard-based researchers intending collaborative work in Australia. Also, Australian counterparts planning collaborative follow-ups at Harvard.

Within the field of researchers and educators in biosciences and medicine, the foundation seeks applicants who:

  • are normally based at Harvard University or one of its closely affiliated institutions;
  • have links with scientific and medical research and/or education activities in Australia;
  • were awarded their Ph.D. (or qualification of equal rigor) before 2019;
  • alternatively, are Australia-based and seek funding to visit Harvard to follow up their collaborations with previously incoming Australia-Harvard Fellows.

The foundation normally envisages a working visit of several months, during which it encourages fellows to interact widely including 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, for example, of sabbatical duration.

The foundation especially values applicants who can demonstrate strong potential for “break-through” impacts resulting from their collaborations and where its contribution may be seen as ‘seed capital’ for superior innovations.

Further details, including an application template, are available on Harvard Club of Australia’s website.

The foundation plans to notify applicants’ results by at the end of December.