Information for Endeavour Awards
Host Organisations and Host Institutions
The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s Definition of a host institution or organisation
internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship
A host institution is the organisation or institution with
program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-
whom the applicant proposes to undertake their study,
Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas to undertake
research or professional development activity for their
study, research and professional development
in Australia. Opportunities are also available for Endeavour Award.
Australians to do the same abroad. Host organisations can include but are not limited to,
The Endeavour Awards are a part of the Australia government agencies, research centres, universities,
Awards initiative announced by the Australian VET providers, private companies and not-for-profit
Government in November 2009. organisations.
Please note that applicants are able to nominate
Types of Endeavour Awards available more than one host organisation or host institution
Awards to undertake postgraduate study (Masters in their application.
or PhD) include:
• Endeavour Postgraduate Awards Benefits of being a host institution
• Endeavour Europe Awards or organisation
Awards to undertake vocational study (Diploma, • Enhances and strengthens your organisation’s
Advance Diploma or Associate Degree) include: international networks and opportunities for
• Endeavour Vocational Education and Training future collaboration.
(VET) Awards • Provides your organisation with an opportunity to
develop professional and academic linkages for
Awards to undertake research include: ongoing collaboration across the region.
• Endeavour Research Fellowships • Intellectual property gains, which have a potential
• Endeavour Research Fellowships for commercial benefit.
Indigenous Australians • An additional resource to contribute to research
• Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong being undertaken by your organisation.
Research Fellowships Awards to undertake professional • Encourage the sharing of knowledge and lifelong
development include: learning across your organisation.
• Endeavour Executive Awards • Award Holders will become international
ambassadors for your organisation.
In addition the recently announced Prime Minister’s
Australia Asia Awards will provide opportunities for • The Australian host institution for incoming
Australian and Asian students to undertake not only study Endeavour Award Research Fellows will receive a
and research but also internships and work placements. contribution of $1,500 for each Endeavour Research
Opportunities under the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Fellow towards the provision of research materials
Awards include: and facilities required to host a Research Fellow.
• Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Postgraduate Awards
(Australian applicants) I have been asked by an Endeavour Awards
• Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Postgraduate Awards applicant to be one of their three referees.
(International applicants) What do I need to provide to them to complete
• Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Undergraduate their application?
Awards (Australian applicants) If you agree to provide a referee report, please
For further information about each of these Awards, ensure that the applicant provides you with a copy of
please visit the Endeavour Awards website at the Endeavour Awards Referee Report form. Referee
www.AustraliaAwards.gov.au. reports can be sent by the referee directly
“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)
to the Department of Education, Employment organisation signed by a senior officer within the
and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) at organisation. Blank copies of DEEWR’s nomination
firstname.lastname@example.org or form can be downloaded from the Endeavour Online
returned to the applicant to be submitted along system (see the nomination part of the applicant’s
with the other application documentation. online application) or requested from
email@example.com. It is the applicant’s
DocumEnTATIon To BE provIDED responsibility to ensure that their host fills in a
By HosTs nomination form and sends it back to the applicant to
upload on to their application by the closing date.
Endeavour postgraduate Award, Endeavour
Europe Award and Endeavour vET Award
Endeavour Executive Award
If the applicant is applying for an Endeavour Award
If the applicant is applying to undertake professional
to undertake study, your institution will need to provide
a letter of admission (offer letter) to the applicant. development, you or your organisation will need
The letter of admission must specify the following: to provide a nomination confirming the applicant’s
placement with your organisation. The nomination must:
• provider CRICOS code
• be on the Endeavour official nomination form
• course CRICOS code
• be signed by the proposed host supervisor
• course start date
• course duration • include the period and year in which your
organisation will host the applicant
• tuition fee
• include the type of professional development
Conditional letters of offer will be accepted. the applicant will be undertaking within
Endeavour research Fellowships (including
You may wish to mention the benefits of the
Endeavour Australia cheung Kong research
applicant’s placement in your organisation to both
Fellowship and Endeavour research your organisation and the applicant, and the potential
Fellowship for Indigenous Australians) for ongoing collaboration between your organisation
If the applicant is applying to undertake research, you and the applicant’s home organisation.
or your organisation will need to provide a nomination
Applicants applying for an Endeavour Executive
confirming the applicant’s placement with your
Award must attach to their application a completed
organisation. The nomination must:
nomination form from the host organisation signed by
• be on the Endeavour official nomination form
a senior officer within the organisation. Blank copies
• be signed by the proposed host supervisor of DEEWR’s nomination form can be downloaded
• include the period and year in which your from the Endeavour Online system (see the
organisation will host the applicant nomination part of the applicant’s online application)
• include the type of research the applicant will be or requested from firstname.lastname@example.org.
undertaking within your organisation It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their
You may wish to mention the benefits of the host fills in a nomination form and sends it back to
applicant’s placement in your organisation to both the applicant to upload on to their application by the
your organisation and the applicant, and the potential closing date.
for ongoing collaboration between your organisation For further information on supporting
and the applicant’s home organisation. documentation for these Awards please
Applicants applying for an Endeavour Research download the Applicant Guidelines available
Fellowship must attach to their application on the Endeavour Awards website at
a completed nomination form from the host 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)
What type of support does a host organisation Is the host organisation required to
need to provide an Endeavour Award Holder? pay salary or other entitlements to the
• The host organisation/institution must provide Endeavour Award Holder?
a supervisor for the Award Holder. The host organisation is not required to make any
• The host supervisor should have the capacity payment to the Endeavour Award Holder. The host
to guide the Award Holder throughout their organisation is only required to make a commitment
Award to assist the Award Holder achieve his of time and infrastructure to assist the Award Holder
or her objectives. in achieving their objectives.
• Basic infrastructure for the Award Holder to carry Award Holders receive a monthly stipend for
out their Award, such as a computer, desk and the duration of their Award, together with travel
chair, lab/library access etc. and establishment allowances, and travel and
• A work or research plan with clear mutual objectives health insurance.
should be established with the Endeavour Award
Holder prior to the commencement of their Award. Does the host organisation need to provide
The type of support that you will need to provide will insurance for an Endeavour Executive
depend somewhat on the Award which the applicant Award Holder?
is applying for (i.e. study, professional development
Travel and health insurance are provided to all
or research). The level of support required should be
Endeavour Award Holders.
discussed with the applicant prior to your organisation
agreeing to act as their host. It is expected that the host organisation will have
public liability insurance that will cover the Award
support services provided by DEEWr Holder and the host organisation.
DEEWR has appointed Austraining International
can a host organisation nominate their
to provide post-selection support services to Award
Holders. These services include: own staff, including academics, for an
• a dedicated case manager
• pre-departure briefings Yes. The Endeavour Awards is a unique opportunity
• provision of advice on visas, health, travel, for your staff, peers and colleagues to undertake
insurance, accommodation and other professional development or continue their study/
relevant information research. Further information about the Awards,
including benefits, eligibility and application deadlines,
• reporting to DEEWR on Award Holder progress
are available through the Endeavour Awards website
• liaison with host organisations
What are the obligations of the Award
How can host organisations help to promote
the Endeavour Awards to potential candidates?
The Award Holder’s supervisor will be the point of
DEEWR works with host institutions/organisations
contact from the host organisation in regards to
in promoting the Endeavour Awards as a unique
any issues affecting the Award Holder. They will be
opportunity for students and staff. We have a
contacted by the Award Holder’s case manager from
range of tools and support available to assist you
Austraining International on a regular basis to monitor
in promoting the Endeavour Awards. Simply email
the progress of the Award Holder. Progress reports
email@example.com to find
and a final report are required to be completed by the
host supervisor, on behalf of the host organisation.
How can DEEWr’s Endeavour Awards team be contacted?
If you require any further information, please contact the Endeavour Awards Team