Our Fellowship Program was launched in January 2015, aimed at promoting the voice of the next generation of Australians foreign policy thinkers in the analysis of international affairs. The program is designed to attract leading young Australian analysts and scholars with a background of high professional and academic achievement, outstanding skills in research and analysis, and demonstrated interest or experience in the Fellowship area to which they apply.
Over 6 months, Fellows regularly research and contribute articles to be published online by Young Australians in International Affairs on our blog, Insights. The Fellowship Program is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents between the ages of 18 and 30. Fellowships are an unpaid, non-resident position and Fellows do not have to be based in Australia to apply. Check out our current Fellows.
Applications for our 2020 January - June Fellowship Program are now closed.
Applications for our next round will open in April.
One Fellowship will be offered in each of the following areas:
Australian Foreign Policy Fellow
Europe and Eurasia Fellow
Cyber Security Fellow
Middle East and North Africa Fellow
Climate Change and Energy Security Fellow
International Trade and Economy Fellow
Latin America Fellow
Please prepare the following documents in a single PDF and email it to email@example.com by the given closing date:
600-word sample blog article related to your chosen Fellowship area on a current issue
Copy of your latest CV (max 2 pages)
One-page cover letter (max 500 words)
Please include your full name and the Fellowship area to which you are applying in the email subject line.
Cover letters should highlight your research, analysis and writing skills, your experience and interest in the Fellowship area, and importantly how this Fellowship would help advance your career.
Candidates will be contacted shortly after applications close, and shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a further example of original written work completed to a brief before Fellowships are chosen.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I am interested in applying for a Fellowship but I am not sure if I have enough experience or expertise. What do you look for in applicants?
We welcome applications from all Australians aged 18-30. We encourage you to apply whether you have a postgraduate degree and significant publishing and research experience, have worked for a number of years for a research centre or think tank, or you are a current undergraduate student or intern.
Keep in mind that the Fellowship program is designed to attract leading young Australian scholars and experts with a background of high academic achievement, outstanding skills in research, written communication, and demonstrated interest or experience in the Fellowship area to which they apply.
Do I need to be based in Australia for the duration of the Fellowship?
No, Fellows do not need to be currently based in Australia.
I am not an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Am I eligible to apply for a Fellowship?
No, unfortunately you are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.
Can I apply for more than one Fellowship?
Yes. Applicants can apply for a maximum of two Fellowships but must submit separate applications for each Fellowship, including separate writing samples and tailored cover letters. Please note that we will not consider your application if you fail to submit two separate applications.
I want to apply for a Fellowship but there isn't one that covers my research interests. Will you change the Fellowship areas in the future?
While we only offer a limited number of Fellowships, we consistently review the areas of our Fellowships, which may evolve in the future. If there is not a Fellowship which covers your research interests, please note that we accept submissions on a range of topics on a rolling basis for Insights. Please check how to submit an article for Insights.