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The International Specialised Skills Institute Australians the chance to travel overseas and undertake applied international research into a topic or issue they are passionate about and enhance their skills. The research is often used in education and training, spanning many industries with the intention of generating actionable knowledge, finding solutions or developing innovative practice.

The ISS Institute’s Fellowship Program invests in Australians undertaking a form of applied research outside of Australia, often acquiring skills and knowledge not available in Australia. Our Fellowships would not be possible without the support of committed Investors who are keen to build knowledge and skills in areas that matter.

Our Fellows are talented and skilled Australians who are driving innovation and leading practice in their respective industries and sectors. ISS Institute Fellows willingly share the knowledge and skills acquired during their Fellowship upon their return to Australia through detailed Fellowship Reports and dissemination activities. ISS Institute is honoured to support our diverse range of Fellows, all of whom are working to make a real difference in Australia.

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2023 Fellowships


Fellowships are offered across a number of Fellowship Rounds each year. The Fellowships available each year differ according to the skills focus area, the industry area and criteria established by the ISS Institute and the Fellowship Sponsor.

Information about each Fellowship is provided to assist you to determine if your research / skills enhancement area fits the Fellowship criteria. More detailed information is provided in the Fellowship Application Guidelines and Fellowship Application Form provided for each Fellowship.


Now taking applications!

Vocational Education & Training Fellowship

For skilled Practitioners Working in the sector


Applications closed

GAF Fellowship

For talented workers aged 18 - 35 working in heritage, artisan, traditional trades, education, sustainability


Now taking applications!

Innovation in Ageing

To create positive change and address the skills gap in the aged care sector

Italian Australian

For Australians of Italian descrent., or people looking to upskill in Italy

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Innovation in Criminal Justice
Innovation in Criminal Justice

For skilled Practitioners working in fields of sustainability in the 

 VET sector 

For skilled Practitioners working in fields of sustainability in the 

 VET sector 


Applications closed

Mason Family Trust

Upskilling traditional art, music and strained glass window painters

Returning in 2023!

Rosewood Research

To research best practice in artisan baking and grain technology

Legacy Fellowship

For Australians of Italian descrent., or people looking to up-skill in Italy

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