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					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
endeavour.refereereports@deewr.gov.au 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
                                                            endeavour.awards@deewr.gov.au. 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
                                                                your organisation
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 endeavour.awards@deewr.gov.au.
    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
                                                          Endeavour Award?
• 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
                                                          at www.AustraliaAwards.gov.au.

What are the obligations of the Award
                                                          How can host organisations help to promote
Holder’s supervisor?
                                                          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
                                                          endeavour.promotions@deewr.gov.au to find
and a final report are required to be completed by the
                                                          out more.
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
at endeavour.awards@deewr.gov.au.
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