|Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership|
Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership
Sponsored by the Origin Foundation
Supported by Australian Scholarships Foundation
The Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership, sponsored by the Origin Foundation was launched on 10 November 2011 by U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich in Sydney.
It is the first-ever Fulbright Scholarship
specifically for the Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector in Australia. It annually
provides an opportunity for an emerging leader in the NFP sector to undertake a
program of research and/or professional development in the U.S. for a period of
3-4 months. Applications for 2013 have now closed and the recipient will be announced early 2013. 2014 applications will be open 1 June 2013.
Applicants should have a postgraduate qualification OR a minimum of 10 – 15 years work experience. They should also have a record of achievement gained from a minimum of 3 years employment at a mid to senior level position (Manager/Director) within the NFP sector and have an established leadership profile within the sector.
Scholarship benefits in 2013 (for up to 4 months):
Valued at up to A$40,000 for research and professional development in the United States. The Scholar will receive (tax free in Australia):
Travel allowance: $4,000
Dependents travel: $2,000
Stipend: $6,000 per month for a max. of 4 months
Dependents Stipend: $ 250 per month for a max. of 4 months
Domestic travel: $4,000 to present research at NFP conferences in Australia on return
Fulbright Scholarships also include:
· Transport and accommodation to attend a two day Orientation Program and the Fulbright Presentation Dinner in Australia (March);
· The opportunity to participate in Fulbright Enrichment activities while in the U.S;
· Network opportunities with Australian, U.S. and international Fulbright Scholars and distinguished Alumni.
The Australian Scholarships Foundation is dedicated
to providing scholarships to enable managers and directors of NFP charitable
organisations to enhance and improve their skills which will help increase the
efficiency and effectiveness of the NFP sector. The Origin Foundation has generously funded this scholarship opportunity for 2013 - 2017.
Click HERE to see the media release.
In photo: L-R: Prof. Steven Schwartz (Australian-American Fulbright Commission), Ms Amy Lyden (ASF), Prof. Murray Wells (ASF), US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, Dr Tangerine Holt (Australian-American Fulbright Commission), Mr Kevin McCann (Chairman of Origin and Origin Foundation Director), Mr Paul Murnane (ASF)