Churchill Fellowship applications open now

Travel to investigate.  Return to innovate.

Travel overseas to investigate inspiring practices to benefit Australian communities!

Churchill Fellowship can offer you (as an Australian citizen) the remarkable opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue that you are passionate about.

It is for anyone who has exhausted alternatives within Australia and would like to see what other countries are doing successfully in a similar space to inspire new ideas, innovation, and excellence.

The high international regard for Churchill Fellowships provides a pathway for Churchill Fellows to access expertise from around the world that is not typically available to everyone, expanding your knowledge and experience for the benefit of Australian society.

There is a high level of visibility and credibility associated with being a Churchill Fellow.

No prescribed qualifications are required in order to apply for a Churchill Fellowship, however, the Fellowship is NOT designed to enable applicants to complete tertiary qualifications.

The subject of your proposed project is limitless provided a benefit to Australia is evident and a willingness to share the knowledge gained with Australia is displayed.

100 Fellowships are available for award in 2018.

Closing date

Applications close 5pm AEST Friday 27 April 2018.

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Business opportunity: Landing Pads is open for applications

The Australian Government’s Landing Pads program for market-ready startups is open at the moment.

It provides Australian start-up businesses with a workspace for up to 90 days in a global innovation hub. The ‘space’ includes access to coaching, investors, customers, training opportunities, tailored networking events and state-of-the-art facilities to develop their business model.

Australian market-ready startups will have the opportunity to be immersed in an environment that will help them accelerate the design and development of their product or service business model by exploring in-market business development, investment, mentorship and strategic partnership opportunities.

The Landing Pads program runs 3 cohorts per year to all five locations: Berlin, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Tel Aviv.  Successful applicants will secure a place at their nominated Landing Pad location for a period of up to 90 days.  For this Round, the running dates are 3 September to 3 December 2018.

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Grant open and funding tips: Ignite Ideas

For those that couldn’t attend the recent Ignite Ideas workshops held around Queensland recently, I’ve summarised some of the key points

This is a highly competitive grant – of the 1,235 applications received over the first 3 rounds, only 203 were successful.

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