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					Information for Endeavour Awards
Host Organisations and Host Institutions
The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive,
merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-
Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas to undertake study, research and
professional development in Australia. Opportunities are also available for
Australians to do the same abroad.

The Endeavour Awards are a part of the Australia Awards initiative announced by the
Australian Government in November 2009.

Types of Endeavour Awards available

Awards to undertake postgraduate study (Masters or PhD) include:
• Endeavour Postgraduate Awards
• Endeavour Europe Awards

Awards to undertake vocational study (Diploma, Advance Diploma or Associate
Degree) include:
• Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards

Awards to undertake research include:
• Endeavour Research Fellowships
• Endeavour Research Fellowships for Indigenous Australians
• Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong

Research Fellowships Awards to undertake professional development include:
• Endeavour Executive Awards

In addition the recently announced Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Awards will
provide opportunities for Australian and Asian students to undertake not only study
and research but also internships and work placements. Opportunities under the
Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Awards include:
• Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Postgraduate Awards (Australian applicants)
• Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Postgraduate Awards (International applicants)
• Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Undergraduate Awards (Australian applicants)

For further information about each of these Awards, please visit the Endeavour
Awards website at www.AustraliaAwards.gov.au.

Definition of a host institution or organisation

A host institution is the organisation or institution with whom the applicant proposes
to undertake their study, research or professional development activity for their
Endeavour Award.

Host organisations can include but are not limited to, government agencies, research
centres, universities, VET providers, private companies and not-for-profit
organisations.

Please note that applicants are able to nominate more than one host organisation or
host institution in their application.
Benefits of being a host institution or organisation

• Enhances and strengthens your organisation’s international networks and
opportunities for future collaboration.
• Provides your organisation with an opportunity to develop professional and
academic linkages for ongoing collaboration across the region.
• Intellectual property gains, which have a potential commercial benefit.
• An additional resource to contribute to research being undertaken by your
organisation.
• Encourage the sharing of knowledge and lifelong learning across your organisation.
• Award Holders will become international ambassadors for your organisation.
• The Australian host institution for incoming Endeavour Award Research Fellows will
receive a contribution of $1,500 for each Endeavour Research Fellow towards the
provision of research materials and facilities required to host a Research Fellow.

I have been asked by an Endeavour Awards applicant to be one of their three referees.
What do I need to provide to them to complete their application?

If you agree to provide a referee report, please ensure that the applicant provides
you with a copy of the Endeavour Awards Referee Report form. Referee reports can
be sent by the referee directly to the Department of Education, Employment and
Workplace Relations (DEEWR) at endeavour.refereereports@deewr.gov.au or
returned to the applicant to be submitted along with the other application
documentation.

DOCUMENTATION TO BE PROVIDED BY HOSTS

Endeavour Postgraduate Award, Endeavour Europe Award and Endeavour VET
Award

If the applicant is applying for an Endeavour Award to undertake study, your
institution will need to provide a letter of admission (offer letter) to the applicant. The
letter of admission must specify the following:
• provider CRICOS code
• course CRICOS code
• course start date
• course duration
• tuition fee

Conditional letters of offer will be accepted.

Endeavour Research Fellowships (including Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong
Research Fellowship and Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians)

If the applicant is applying to undertake research, you or your organisation will need
to provide a nomination confirming the applicant’s placement with your organisation.
The nomination must:
• be on the Endeavour official nomination form
• be signed by the proposed host supervisor
• include the period and year in which your organisation will host the applicant
• include the type of research the applicant will be undertaking within your
organisation

You may wish to mention the benefits of the applicant’s placement in your
organisation to both your organisation and the applicant, and the potential for
ongoing collaboration between your organisation and the applicant’s home
organisation.

Applicants applying for an Endeavour Research Fellowship must attach to their
application a completed nomination form from the host organisation signed by a
senior officer within the organisation. Blank copies of DEEWR’s nomination form can
be downloaded from the Endeavour Online system (see the nomination part of the
applicant’s online application) or requested from endeavour.awards@deewr.gov.au.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their host fills in a nomination form
and sends it back to the applicant to upload on to their application by the closing
date.

Endeavour Executive Award

If the applicant is applying to undertake professional development, you or your
organisation will need to provide a nomination confirming the applicant’s placement
with your organisation. The nomination must:

• be on the Endeavour official nomination form
• be signed by the proposed host supervisor
• include the period and year in which your organisation will host the applicant
• include the type of professional development the applicant will be undertaking
within your organisation

You may wish to mention the benefits of the applicant’s placement in your
organisation to both your organisation and the applicant, and the potential for
ongoing collaboration between your organisation and the applicant’s home
organisation.

Applicants applying for an Endeavour Executive Award must attach to their
application a completed nomination form from the host organisation signed by a
senior officer within the organisation. Blank copies of DEEWR’s nomination form can
be downloaded from the Endeavour Online system (see the nomination part of the
applicant’s online application) or requested from endeavour.awards@deewr.gov.au.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their host fills in a nomination form
and sends it back to the applicant to upload on to their application by the closing
date.

For further information on supporting documentation for these Awards please
download the Applicant Guidelines available on the Endeavour Awards website
at www.AustraliaAwards.gov.au.


What type of support does a host organisation need to provide an Endeavour Award
Holder?

• The host organisation/institution must provide a supervisor for the Award Holder.
• The host supervisor should have the capacity to guide the Award Holder throughout
their Award to assist the Award Holder achieve his or her objectives.
• Basic infrastructure for the Award Holder to carry out their Award, such as a
computer, desk and chair, lab/library access etc.
• A work or research plan with clear mutual objectives should be established with the
Endeavour Award Holder prior to the commencement of their Award.
The type of support that you will need to provide will depend somewhat on the Award
which the applicant is applying for (i.e. study, professional development or research).
The level of support required should be discussed with the applicant prior to your
organisation agreeing to act as their host.

Support services provided by DEEWR

DEEWR has appointed Austraining International
to provide post-selection support services to Award Holders. These services include:
• a dedicated case manager
• pre-departure briefings
• provision of advice on visas, health, travel, insurance, accommodation and other
relevant information
• reporting to DEEWR on Award Holder progress
• liaison with host organisations

What are the obligations of the Award Holder’s supervisor?

The Award Holder’s supervisor will be the point of contact from the host organisation
in regards to any issues affecting the Award Holder. They will be contacted by the
Award Holder’s case manager from Austraining International on a regular basis to
monitor the progress of the Award Holder. Progress reports and a final report are
required to be completed by the host supervisor, on behalf of the host organisation.

Is the host organisation required to pay salary or other entitlements to the Endeavour
Award Holder?

The host organisation is not required to make any payment to the Endeavour Award
Holder. The host organisation is only required to make a commitment of time and
infrastructure to assist the Award Holder in achieving their objectives.

Award Holders receive a monthly stipend for the duration of their Award, together
with travel and establishment allowances, and travel and health insurance.

Does the host organisation need to provide insurance for an Endeavour Executive
Award Holder?

Travel and health insurance are provided to all Endeavour Award Holders.

It is expected that the host organisation will have public liability insurance that will
cover the Award Holder and the host organisation.

Can a host organisation nominate their own staff, including academics, for an
Endeavour Award?

Yes. The Endeavour Awards is a unique opportunity for your staff, peers and
colleagues to undertake professional development or continue their study/ research.
Further information about the Awards, including benefits, eligibility and application
deadlines, are available through the Endeavour Awards website at
www.AustraliaAwards.gov.au.

How can host organisations help to promote the Endeavour Awards to potential
candidates?
DEEWR works with host institutions/organisations in promoting the Endeavour
Awards as a unique opportunity for students and staff. We have a range of tools and
support available to assist you in promoting the Endeavour Awards. Simply email
endeavour.promotions@deewr.gov.au to find out more.

How can DEEWR’s Endeavour Awards team be contacted?

If you require any further information, please contact the Endeavour Awards Team at
endeavour.awards@deewr.gov.au.

www.AustraliaAwards.gov.au
“Due to the competitive nature of the Endeavour Awards, we enjoyed working with a
highly motivated and competent Award Holder.” (Host Supervisor, University of Queensland)


“Hosting this Endeavour Award Holder has been a remarkably productive
collaboration, and has led to a large number of collaborative projects and papers
developed between our two sites, in addition to the project initially conceptualised.”
(Host Supervisor, University of Melbourne)

				
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