Frequently Asked Questions

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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. How old do I have to be to apply?

All applicants must be 18 or over to apply.

5. Do I need prior education / experience to apply?

Fellowships are generally awarded to people demonstrating a very sound knowledge of the industry they are working in as this allows for greater insight into what skills need to be acquired. 

6. 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.

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

Generally, it is expected once you are awarded a Fellowship, your report is to be 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.

8. 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.

9. Can I complete for more than one Fellowship with The ISS Institute?

Yes, but you can only do Fellowships one after another, not at the same time. The ISS Institute requires the delivery of your initial Fellowship report before you can apply for another Fellowship.

10. What if I am overseas and 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.