ANU Australian Studies Institute 2023 International Fellowships

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The ANU Australian Studies Institute (AuSI) is offering six International Fellowships during 2023 for ANU academic staff working on a project focussing on Australia or a transnational or comparative project involving Australia.

The Fellowships are offered in collaboration with three of the world’s foremost Australian Studies Centres. Successful Fellows will be based at one of the following Centres:

Value and Benefits

Each International Fellow will be provided with: AUD $15,000 maximum allowance in costs towards economy-class travel and accommodation.


  • Applications are open to ANU academic staff at Level B or C (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer or equivalent);
  • Applicants must be working on an Australian or transnational or comparative project involving Australia in any discipline; 
  • Applicants must provide evidence of support for their application from their Head of School or Centre;
  • Applicants must provide evidence of their eligibility to travel under ANU rules and those of the country of destination.


The minimum fellowship period is 30 days and the maximum period is 60 days.

Number of Fellows

The number of International Fellowships awarded will depend on the quality of applications. Up to 6 International Fellowships will be awarded for 2023, three in the first half of the year and three in the second. The selection committee reserves the right to vary this as needed.

Selection Criteria

The key criteria that the committee will consider is:

  • An outline of the research to be undertaken during the Fellowship
  • The innovation and scholarly significance of the project
  • Relevance to the mission of the ANU Australian Studies Institute
  • Proposed research outputs to be achieved as a result of the Fellowship
  • Other related activities to be undertaken during the Fellowship


  • The duration of the Fellowship is a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 60 days;
  • Each Australian Studies Centre will host two successful Fellows: one during the first half of 2023 and one during the second half of 2023;
  • Fellows are expected to be based full-time at the host institution for the duration of the Fellowship;
  • Fellowships must be commenced within the period nominated by the Fellow, and approved by the selection committee, unless otherwise approved by AuSI and the host institution;
  • Fellows agree to comply with all lawful directions and professional standards of ANU and the host Institution;
  • Within two months of completing their Fellowship, Fellows will provide AuSI with a report outlining their research activities and outcomes from the Fellowship. Report content may be published on the AuSI website and in the annual report.

Closing date

Please email your completed application, with all supporting documents to by midnight (AEST) on 30 October 2022.

Decisions will be announced at the end of November 2022.




Updated:  28 October 2022/Responsible Officer:  Institute Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications