General Questions

What does a Fellowship look like in 2022?

Fellows have the option of utilising their Fellowship funds to focus on their skills-lead research remotely via desktop leaning, networking and through meaningful connections with international experts. This could be done by video meetings, webinars, online conferences, and training, etcetera, essentially providing the follow with the gift of time. This enables a Fellow to concentrate fully on their skill/topic and area of expertise for a set period. Additionally, Fellows are able to wait until the opening of international borders to travel overseas.

What is a Fellowship?

The purpose of all ISS Institute Fellowships is the acquisition of higher-level skills which enable the Fellow to drive leading practice and innovation in Australia.

It is intended that a Fellowship will provide the opportunity to identify problems, skills gaps or areas requiring innovation and enable Fellows to travel overseas to research and investigate best-practice ways of addressing these.

Who can apply?

Each Fellowship has their own application criteria. However, you must be an Australian resident to apply for any Fellowship at ISSI. See here for each Fellowships specific  guidelines and criteria.

How old do I have to be to apply?

All applicants must be 18 or over to apply.

Do I need any prior educational experience/ qualifications to apply?

No. However, previous industry experience and area qualifications are prioritised.

Do I have to travel to a particular place?

No. There are no requirements on where you travel. However, destinations are discussed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to where your research will be best served.

How long can I travel for?

Travel times differ depending on the aim of the Fellowship and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Generally, Fellows spend 2- 4 weeks overseas.

If I am successful, how long do I have to complete my Fellowship?

Generally, it is expected that after you travel, your Fellowship report is completed within 12 months.

However, due to the impact of COVID-19 the timeframes for completion of the Fellowship will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Can I submit more than one application?

No. You can only submit one application per Fellowship round. However, if you are unsuccessful, you are able to apply for future Fellowships even within the same year.

COVID-19 Response Questions

When can I travel?

Due to the unpredictable circumstances created by COVID-19, and the impact on international travel, coordinating itineraries, attending international events, etc, there are no longer time restraints on travel time. Instead, Fellows are expected to spend at least the first three months of their Fellowship undertaking a thorough research and investigation activity.

Once international travel is permissible each Fellow’s travels arrangements will be considered on a case-by-case basis and in line with Australian Government regulations.

What happens if I'm overseas and the travel restrictions change?

Due to the regular changes in travel restrictions, we encourage you to stay up to date with the latest restrictions before booking your travel plans.

Below are some sites that we encourage you to check regularly:

If there are any issues whilst on your travels our CEO will be in regular contact to ensure you health and wellbeing is accommodated for.

Can I still apply for a Fellowship even though there is no international travel at the moment?

Absolutely! We encourage anyone who is interested in a Fellowship to still apply. We see the current circumstances as a great advantage for your Fellowship, as it gives you more time to plan and refine your Fellowship topic and itinerary. You can also participate in remote learning and desktop research.

Why should I apply for a Fellowship when I can’t travel at the moment?

Although international travel is only just opening up again, a Fellowship in 2022 is still valid, and an amazing opportunity to grow your personal and professional development. You will be able to commence research and planning to maintain momentum on a topic that is of importance to you. This will ensure you are in the best position possible when travel restrictions are lifted.

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