The Australian Government Department of Education and Training administers the Endeavour Leadership Program.  The Endeavour Leadership Program aims to enhance Australia's reputation for excellence in international education through the continued internationalisation of the education, training and research sectors.

The objectives of the ELP are to contribute to the implementation of Government policy priorities, by increasing international research and education engagement between Australia and priority  countries in key fields of education, research and innovation. The ELP offers achieving individuals from Australia and overseas the opportunity to develop their knowledge and expertise and build institution-to-institution connections and create the next generation of international education and research leaders across a wide variety of professional fields.

The Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP) is the Australian Government's two-way  mobility for short and long-term study, research and professional development with Australia's priority partner countries. The ELP supports Australia's first National Strategy for International Education 2025, which sets out a 10-year plan for developing Australia as a global leader in education, training and research, through making transformative partnerships, and expanding student, education and training professional and research mobility.
 
The ELP provides opportunities for established and emerging leaders to undertake a global mobility experience within their study, research or professional field.
 
Endeavour Leaders will have the opportunity to build enduring international networks, strengthen education and research engagement between Australia and priority countries, and enhance Australia's commercial success and economic prosperity.
 
Funding will support high performing individuals, tertiary providers and their students from around the globe the opportunity to undertake study, professional development or research and increase their expertise in their field.

Funding

The Australian Government has announced a total of $118.9 million over four years for the ELP. Under the 2019 round, approximately $20 million in funding is available to support two-way mobility Leadership Activities.

The Endeavour Leadership Program provides opportunities for established and emerging leaders to undertake a global mobility experience, within their study, research or professional field. 

All successful Individual Endeavour Leaders will receive:

  • travel allowance of up to AU$3,000 (with provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances)
  • establishment allowance of between AU$2000 and AU$4,000
  • stipend of AU$3,000 per month (maximum amount of $AU36,000 per calendar year up to maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)
  • health insurance for the full category duration (Overseas Student Health Cover [OSHC] for international recipients)
  • travel insurance (excluding during program for international recipients

Tuition fees: Individual Endeavour Leaders undertaking postgraduate research or vocational education and training will also receive tuition fees paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis. Tuition includes student service and amenities fees

Applications for the 2019 round

  • Applications for the 2019 round of  the Endeavour Leadership Program are now open.
  • Applications will close on 15 November at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that their application and supporting documentation is submitted by the closing date.

Late applications (including supporting documentation) will not be accepted.

Click here to apply for the Endeavour Leadership Program.

 

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