Official Launch of the Endeavour and Australia Awards Ambassador programFri 11th March 2016
At the official launch of the Australia Awards/Endeavour Ambassador event, on 11 March, H.E. Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India, congratulated the appointed Alumni Ambassadors highlighting their role as leaders, not only as Ambassadors in their communities.The awards were presented at a Gala Dinner to celebrate the Australia-India education relationship.
Each year a cadre of new Australia Awards/Endeavour Alumni Ambassadors are appointed, and since the initiative began in 2014 the pool of Alumni Ambassadors has been growing. In 2014, 24 Alumni Ambassadors were selected, followed by 23 in 2015, and in 2016, 18 high profile Alumni from India and South Asia (including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan) have been appointed as Alumni Ambassadors.
The Australia Awards/Endeavour Alumni Ambassadors will be visiting leading research and higher education institutions to discuss their experiences with top Indian students, faculty and administrators.
Newly appointed Alumni Ambassadors expressed their gratitude to be appointed as an Australia Awards Alumni and emphasised the importance of making the most of opportunities being offered by the Australian Government.
The Australia Awards/ Endeavour Scholarships are awarded by the Australian Government to high-achieving students, researchers and professionals from around the world each year to study in Australia’s world-class education institutions or undertake a professional development program. A gallery of photos from the Workshop and Gala Dinner can be found here. Further information about Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships can be found here https://internationaleducation.gov.au/.The 2016 Alumni Ambassadors from India and South Asia who will serve a one-year term can be found here.
Australian Government Scholarships
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.
Applications for the 2017 Round
The 2017 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is now open. Applications will close 30 June 2016 at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Please see the applications page for further information.
What Endeavour offers
As a scholarship or fellowship recipient, you will gain invaluable international experience in study, research or professional development. Apply online at https://internationaleducation.gov.au/