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  1. Australian Scholarships Political context and rationale Overview of Australian Scholarships • A$1.4 billion Australian Government initiative • Announced by Minister for Foreign Affairs on 26 April 2006 as part of the White Paper • Funding part of doubling of Australia’s aid by 2010 – announced by the Prime Minister in Sept 2005 • Continues spirit of the Colombo Plan – benefits of common purpose and understanding to the region

  2. Australian Scholarships: Political context and rationale • Australian Government initiative to promote sustainable development and excellence in education • Over 19,000 scholarships and fellowships over five years • Australian Scholarships brings together under one umbrella scholarship programmes managed by AusAID and DEST

  3. Australian Scholarships: Political context and rationale Australian Scholarships: Political context and rationale • Australian Scholarships has a high profile and receives strong support within the Australian Government • Overseen by inter-departmental committee (IDC) • Aiming to develop a prestigious programme with awards keenly sought by high achievers • AusAIDassists developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest. • DEST provides national leadership in education, science and training. The department aims to strengthen and diversify national and international linkages and collaboration; and raise international recognition of the quality of Australia’s education, research and training

  4. Australian Scholarships Objectives • Promote improved governance and economic growth • Enhance knowledge and innovation in areas of shared critical interest • Expose participants to new ideas and perspectives • Enhance mutual understanding • Build enduring linkages and partnerships between Australia and the region

  5. Australian Scholarships Programmes • Australian Scholarships include: • Australian Leadership Awards – ALA (AusAID) • Endeavour Programme (DEST) • Australian Development Scholarships – ADS (AusAID)

  6. Australian Scholarships Monitoring & Evaluation Framework • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) – key component of Australian Scholarships • Joint M&E Strategy – developed by AusAID and DEST • M&E activities include: • Australian ScholarshipsStudent Survey • Australian ScholarshipsAlumni Network (ASAN)

  7. Australian Scholarships Alumni Network • All awardeeswill have theopportunity to participate in the Australian ScholarshipsAlumni Network (ASAN) • ASAN will : • build a strong, enduring regional network • enable alumni to communicate and work together on issues of shared concern • extend and continue education, research and professional development links and experience

  8. Australian Scholarships Marketing & Communications (M&C) Strategy • Australian ScholarshipsM&C Strategy provides: - overarching framework - brand recognition - consistent messages • Common branding - reinforce umbrella programme concept. • Strong, classic design - emphasise prestigious nature of awards • Suite of Tools - available for promotion

  9. Australian Development Scholarships • Australian Developmental Scholarships (ADS) – existing and expanded programme • Key bilateral programme – directly aligned with country programme strategies • Funding – for long term study within Australia • Flexible programme – broad range of study levels (TAFE, Undergraduate, Postgraduate) • ADS candidate selection –strongly influenced by partner governments – undertaken in-country

  10. Australian Leadership Awards • Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Programme includes: • ALA Scholarships • ALA Fellowships • New programme • ALA’s aim to develop leadership, build partnerships and linkages in region • ALA award recipients are drawn from public, private and community sectors

  11. Endeavour Programme • Endeavour Programme - develops linkages through excellence in education • Strengthens education linkages between Australia and the region • Supports the best students and professionals • Showcases Australia’s excellence in education, science and training

  12. Endeavour Programme • Endeavour Awards available: • Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Awards • Vocational Education and Training Awards • Executive Awards • Student Exchange Programmes • Application forms: – complete online or download • www.endeavour.dest.gov.au • Applications: – open 2 April 2007 – close 31 July 2007

  13. Online Australian Scholarships Information Systems (OASIS)

  14. Online Australian Scholarships Information Systems OASIS – Project Phases • OASIS – 4 phases: • Phase 1 – ALAS online Application Submission • Phase 2 – ALAS Online Application Assessment • Phase 3 – Student Management • Phase 4 – Alumni and WoG Reporting • Feasibility of including ADS and ALAF application and assessment processes – also being investigated

  15. Further information Fact sheets and further information such as key dates, opportunities by country and eligibility requirements and selection criteria are available on the Australian Scholarships website: www.australianscholarships.gov.au or AusAID website: www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar