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Australian Government John Allwright Fellowship - Philippines 2023

Applications for the next round of the JAF program (commencing in 2024) open on the 1 Feb 2023 and close on the 1 May 2023. This round of applications will focus on equitable participation of ACIAR partner countries in the JAF program. This includes the African region, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.

It is highly recommended that applicants contact the relevant ACIAR Country/Regional Office prior to submitting their application. Contact details can be found here.

Apply online for the JAF program through the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS).  In the OASIS system register an account to start your application. You do not need to submit your application immediately. You can set up a draft application form and update it, and add your supporting documentation, up to the designated closing date.

The John Allwright Fellowship (JAF) provides scientists from partner countries currently or recently involved in ACIAR research projects with the opportunity to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions. The primary aim of the Fellowship is to enhance scientific research capability in ACIAR partner country institutions.

The JAF program is the largest investment in the ACIAR Capacity Building Program. It provides PhD and Masters scholarships to agricultural researchers, administered through the Australia Awards system. There are approximately 38 JAFs studying in Australia at 18 universities across the country. Applications are invited annually.

In its Gender Equity Policy and Strategy 2017-?2022, ACIAR committed to achieving gender parity in its Capacity Building Program by 2020. In line with this commitment, women now comprise at least half of new JAFs. 

Completing a PhD or Masters is a significant undertaking. To ensure that our fellows have the best possible experience studying in Australia, ACIAR offers additional support through the following activities.

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Australian Government John Allwright Fellowship - Philippines

Application Deadline01 May 2023
Country to studyAustralia
TypePostgraduate
SponsorAustralian Government
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Australian Government John Allwright Fellowship - Philippines

In 2023, ACIAR in partnership with the  Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) and DOST Science Education Institute, will offer Filipino nationals associated with DOST-PCAARRD and ACIAR research projects up to 5 places within the JAF program (JAF Philippines).  The JAF - Philippines is one of two components, jointly funded by DOST and ACIAR and administered through the Australia Awards.  Successful applicants will commence their PhD studies in Australia in academic year 2024-25. Please see the sections below for details on the program.


Requirements for Australian Government John Allwright Fellowship - Philippines Qualification

Eligibility criteria

In addition to the eligibility as outlined in the Australia Awards requirements there are JAF Philippines specific requirements as follows:

  • currently working or has recently worked on an ACIAR-PCAARRD project, would be an advantage, but not a requirement.
  • research proposal must align with ongoing/active ACIAR-PCAARRD projects. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Interview date, Process and Venue for Australian Government John Allwright Fellowship - Philippines

Priority fields of study

  • Agriculture (Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Science, Bio-economics, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Taxonomy, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Entomology, Weed Science)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Development Communication     
  • Forestry
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Marine Science
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Public Policy
  • Robotics
  • Social Science
  • Virology

Study placement

The participating Australian universities under JAF Philippines are the following:

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Queensland
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Griffith University
  • RMIT

Documents Required for Application

  • Australia Awards Online Application form
  • Proof of Citizenship (e.g. Passport or Affidavit)
  • Birth certificate
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Certified true copy of official transcript/s of records (BS and MS transcripts)
  • If employed:
    • Recommendation from Head of Agency/Institution including assurance of academic ability
    • Permission to take a leave of absence (LOA) while on scholarship for 48 months.
  • Program of study (work plan for PhD by research)
  • Narrative re-entry action plan
  • Research Proposal (max 2 pages)
  • Endorsement of Research Proposal by the Project Leader of the ACIAR-PCAARRD project (email or cover letter)
  • Endorsement of Research Proposal by Research Supervisor at Australian-based University (email or cover letter)


Application Deadline

May 1, 2023


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Australian Government on form.jotform.me to apply

For more details visit: ACIAR website.

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