The John Dillon Memorial Fellowship was established by ACIAR in recognition of Professor John L. Dillon’s life-long support for international agricultural research. The Fellowship scheme serves the memory of John Dillon by providing career development opportunities for outstanding young agricultural scientists or economists from ACIAR partner countries who are involved in a current or recently completed ACIAR project. 8-10 Fellowships are offered annually.
The Fellowship aims to develop leadership skills in the areas of agricultural research management, agricultural policy and/or extension technologies. This is achieved by providing exposure to Australian agriculture across a range of best-practice organisations involved in research, extension and/or policy making.
Eligible African Countries
Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe can apply for these John Dillon Memorial fellowships.
Arrangements for the Fellowships will be flexible, and the following points are intended to indicate features of the program:
- Fellowships normally involve a 5-6 week period in Australia.
- Fellows are hosted by 1-2 Australian organisations (such as a Federal Government Department, a University, a Cooperative Research Centre or State Department of Agriculture) where they spend at least 50 % of their Fellowship period.
- Fellows participate in a formal research management training course in Australia.
- Fellows undertake a structured program of visits to various institutes, including the presentation of relevant lectures.
How to Apply:
Applications close on 31 August of the year prior to the visit program taking place.
- Applicants must be associated with ACIAR bilateral projects that are either active or completed in the last 24 months.
- The Fellow can be associated with either a National Agricultural Research System or a CGIAR centre (if the applicant is involved in an ACIAR bilateral project), but must be a citizen of an ACIAR partner country.
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