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1 Endeavour Awards Information Session The Prime Ministers Australia Asia Awards

2 Aims of the Endeavour Awards Develop ongoing education, research and professional linkages Provide opportunities for high achieving individuals to enhance their global awareness and skills Contribute to Australias position as a high quality education and training provider, and leader in research and innovation Increase the productivity of Australians through an international study, research or professional development experience.

3 Endeavour Awards Summary Award NameMaximum value Maximum duration Study Level Endeavour Research Fellowships & Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowships A$23, monthsResearch towards an Australian Masters degree or PhD, or postdoctoral research Endeavour Research Fellowships for Indigenous Australians A$23, monthsResearch towards an Australian Masters degree or PhD or postdoctoral research Endeavour Executive Award A$18, monthsProfessional development Prime Ministers Australia Asia Award Postgraduate A$63,500Up to 2 years PhD by research MA by coursework/research Prime Ministers Australia Asia Award Undergraduate A$53,500Up to 2 years Bachelor Degree; Honours

4 Prime Ministers Australia Asia Awards Aims The Prime Ministers Australia Asia Awards aim to: Develop internationally-aware, skilled future leaders Build expertise within organisations and contribute to productivity gains and innovations Establish enduring education and professional linkages.

5 Approved destinations: China (including Hong Kong and Macau SARs) India Indonesia Japan Malaysia Prime Ministers Australia Asia Awards Approved countries and regions Republic of Korea Singapore Taiwan Thailand Vietnam

6 Prime Ministers Australia Asia Awards Benefits The 2009 Prime Ministers Australia Asia Award Holders with Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Parliament House, Canberra.

7 20 Awards annually Valued at up to $63,500 each. Australian postgraduate (Masters/PhD) students funded to study or conduct research in Asia for up to one year full time Strongly encouraged to undertake an internship in Asia for between two months and one year Prime Ministers Australia Asia Outgoing Postgraduate Awards

8 Postgraduate Selection Criteria High level academic achievement Well defined study or research program Relevant to the needs and interests of Australia Foster ongoing collaboration and cooperation Participate at a high level in the academic or wider community Participation in community service Prime Ministers Australia Asia Outgoing Postgraduate Awards Selection Criteria

9 When I saw this opportunity to further my doctoral research I jumped at it, I thought it would be brilliant. Philippa Brant undertook postdoctoral research at the International Poverty Reduction Centre (IPRCC) in China. Ms Brants research focuses on Chinese foreign aid. Ms Brant built new connections with policy makers and experts. Prime Ministers Australia Asia Outgoing Postgraduate Award Holder

10 20 Awards annually Valued at up to $53,500 each Australian undergraduate students at the Bachelors and Honours level funded to study or conduct research in Asia for up to one year full time compulsory internship of up to one year also included Prime Ministers Australia Asia Outgoing Undergraduate Awards

11 Undergraduate Selection Criteria High level academic achievement Well defined study or research program Relevant to the needs and interests of Australia Contributes to the achievement of personal goals, to academic success and to planned career pathways or goals Participation in community service Prime Ministers Australia Asia Outgoing Undergraduate Awards Selection Criteria

12 Patrick Mayoh is majoring in Chinese, Asian Politics and International Law. His Award focus is on development and international relations at Peking University. Patrick says the Award is an excellent opportunity to build professional and educational linkages. Prime Ministers Australia Asia Awards Undergraduate Award Holder

13 Application process: Notify your Home Institution of your intention to apply You must be nominated by your Home University to be eligible On-line application process through Endeavour Online Register with Endeavour Online to create your user ID A Step by Step Guide to using the Endeavour Online Application System is available on our website Prime Ministers Australia Asia Outgoing Awards Application Process

14 Required documentation: Proof of citizenship and/or permanent residency Transcripts – evidence of academic achievement Formal admission letter from Host Referee Reports (3 required – at least two academic) Evidence of community service. Prime Ministers Australia Asia Outgoing Awards Required documentation

15 Overview of the selection process and timelines 1 April 2011Applications open for the 2012 round of the Endeavour Awards. 30 June 2011Applications close for the 2012 round of the Endeavour Awards. July – October 2011 After the closing date, DEEWR will review applications to ensure applications meet Award eligibility requirements. Applications which meet eligibility requirements will then proceed to an external selection panel where they will be assessed against the selection criteria. The selection panel makes recommendations to DEEWR with the final decision on Award allocation being made by DEEWR. November 2011 Applicants are advised of the outcome of the 2012 Endeavour Awards.

16 Alumni Tips for Success Time to prepare 2 weeks – 2 months! Define your purpose/s: personal, academic, professional and organisational Align to the selection criteria Discuss your proposal with your referees Outline the reasons for, and benefits of, your specific program Highlight your past achievements which support the proposal.

17 Endeavour Awards For further information on the Endeavour Awards including the Prime Ministers Australia Asia Awards please go to: /endeavourawards /endeavourawards General DEEWR for the Prime Ministers Australia Asia Awards or for the Endeavour Awards: For information on the Australia Awards:


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