Sunday, June 26, 2011

Australia India Institute Emerging Leaders Fellowships 2011-2012

Australia India Institute Emerging Leaders Fellowships 2011-2012

The Australia India Institute, based at the University of Melbourne, is offering a series of 8 week residential fellowships to emerging leaders from India from a variety of fields including media, the arts, academia, the civil service and public life.

The AII encourages distinguished mid-career Indian professionals, who have already demonstrated excellence in their chosen professions, to apply for these Fellowships.

The Fellowships are for truly exceptional individuals who are expected to occupy leadership positions in India in the future.

The Fellowship programme allows time for quiet reflection as well as stimulating interaction with peers in an idyllic University environment. Melbourne has been consistently rated as amongst the most liveable cities in the world and the University of Melbourne is ranked in the top 40 universities of the world.

The Fellows will be expected to deliver a public lecture on a subject of international significance and produce an extended essay of approximately 5,000 words on the same theme, which will be published and widely disseminated by the Institute. Fellows are free to choose any theme, but it is expected that the topic would be of interest to policy audiences in India and Australia.

The Fellowship includes airfares, residential accommodation, office space and a payment of $10,000 (AUD).  Fellows will be housed in a self-contained studio apartment in the University of Melbourne and will be provided office space in the Australia India Institute's premises.

The Fellows are also expected to contribute to the regular programme of the Australia India Institute and it is envisioned that their presence will enrich the Institute and the University of Melbourne. The Australia India Institute will endeavour to customise each Fellowship to maximise interaction with peers across Australia. The Fellows should expect to travel interstate once or twice during their tenure at the University of Melbourne.

The Australia India Institute was launched in Delhi in 2009 by the then Australian Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard and it has recently appointed Professor Amitabh Mattoo as the Director. The Australia India Institute was established to contribute to greater understanding, cooperation and partnership between India and Australia.  In 2010, the Australia India Institute provided grants of nearly one million dollars to collaborative research projects between India and Australia. The Australia India Institute sees itself as a bridge between nations by creating strong academic, professional and cultural links.

How to Apply:
* Download and complete the Application Form* Secure three references. Include at least one academic reference.
* Prepare a 400 word statement identifying the theme of the public lecture and essay, and why this topic was chosen.
* Prepare a detailed Curriculum Vitae.

Scan the Application Form, attach the references, the CV, and the 400-word statement and email as an attachment to  by Monday 11 July 2011, 4PM (EST). The selection will be made by a specially constituted jury and successful applicants will be notified by 1 August 2011.  Only electronic applications will be accepted.

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