NEWS RELEASE: 2016 Australia-Harvard Fellowships

Awards for Researchers and Educators in Biosciences and Medicine

Australia-Harvard Fellowships are aimed at innovators who are normally based at Harvard and have a persuasive plan to collaborate with Australia’s best bioscience researchers and educators. The award also supports Australian researchers who wish to follow-up joint initiatives at Harvard.

The Fellowships are offered by Harvard Club of Australia Foundation which supports learned exchange between Harvard University and Australia. The Foundation seeks to attract applicants whose work will bring clear benefit to Australia as well as Harvard. The Foundation normally envisages a working visit of several months, during which it encourages Fellows to interact widely including with educators and students. Some senior applicants favour a shorter visit, but one that enables them to take a primary role in a symposium or instructional course open to numbers of Australians. Another option is the opportunity to undertake longer studies, for example, of sabbatical duration.

The Foundation especially values applicants who can demonstrate strong potential for ‘break-through’ impacts resulting from their collaborations and where its contribution may be seen as ‘seed capital’ for superior innovations.

Australia-based applicants become eligible when they can demonstrate significant value in working at Harvard with a former inbound Fellow, and have the intention to bring advances back to their Australian institutions.

Australia-Harvard Fellowship grants are donated to eligible Australian institutions which administer the funds on standard terms.

Further details of Australia-Harvard Fellowship are on Harvard Club’s website at:

www.harvardclub.org.au/australia-harvard-fellowships/
or contact Prof Mathew Vadas tel: +61 2 95656135
email: ahf@harvardclub.org.au

Applications for 2016 awards close on 12 September 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by end-December 2015.

Media Contact:

Helen Warwick
PA to Professor Mathew Vadas AO
Australia-Harvard Fellowship Chairman
Tel: +61 2 9565 6135 Fax: +61 2 9565 6111
Email: ahf@harvardclub.org.au