Fellowships Available


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.

2022 Fellowships currently open

The Hugh D.T. Williamson Foundation

Applications open 1 July – 15 September 2022

ISS Institute is seeking candidates for this Fellowship who are interested in exploring new and leading practice, innovation and leadership opportunities in Skill Enhancement within the aged care sector.

Fellowships are valued at $10,000.  

VET International Practitioner

Applications open 1 July – 26 August 2022

The Department of Education and Training works in partnership with the International Specialised Skills Institute by funding the VET International Practitioner Fellowships. The Fellowship program focuses on developing opportunities within the VET sector to assist in building an Education State in Victoria that produces excellence and reduces the impact of disadvantage. In addition, the program is funded to support the priorities of Skills First, including developing capacity and capability, innovative training practices and increasing teacher quality within the VET sector as well as building industry capability and developing Victoria’s current and future workforce.

Fellowships are valued at $13,000.  

George Alexander Foundation 

Applications open 1 July – 26 August 2022

The 2022 George Alexander  Foundation International Fellowship provides an opportunity for individuals aged between 18 years and 35 years to acquire higher-level skills and drive leading practice and innovation in Australia. The Fellowship focuses on areas of Conservation, Heritage Skills and Artisan skills. Past Fellowships demonstrate the breadth and variety of research that investigated: Locksmithery, Taxidermy, Minting, Art conservation, Art fraud, Book conservation, Rockinghorse conservation.

Fellowships available valued at $10,000.   

Italian Australian Fellowship

Applications open 1 July – 26 August 2022

The Italian Australian Fellowship looks to nurture the skills of Australians of Italian descent who are making contributions in the areas of construction, building, agriculture, culinary arts, artists, artisanship, design, communications, technology, energy, IT and environment causes. Preferences are given to candidates who intend to travel to Italy for their Fellowship, however innovative proposals that require travel to other destinations will also be considered. 

Fellowships are valued at $10,000 

Innovation in Criminal Justice Fellowship

Applications now closed

The 2022 Innovation in Criminal Justice Fellowship provides an opportunity for people working within the criminal justice system an opportunity visit countries that have successfully reduced recidivism rates (the likelihood of a convicted criminal reoffending) and bring the knowledge back to Australia.

Fellowships are valued at $12,500.  

For more details about Fellowships please email us at info@issinstitute.org.au