2022 George Alexander Foundation

International Specialised Skills Institute / 2022 George Alexander Foundation

Fellowship application form


Applications are open between  1 July – 26 August 2022  


The George Alexander Foundation and the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) is offering one (1) International applied research Fellowship in the amount of $10,000 each in the later half of 2022.

The 2022 George Alexander Foundation International Fellowship provides an opportunity for individuals aged between 18 – 35 years to acquire higher-level skills and drive leading practice and innovation in Australia. It is intended that the Fellowship will demonstrate potential benefits for, and application in, Australia. Applications should focus on the following areas:

  • Developing artisan skills
  • Developing and nurturing heritage skills and lost trades.
  • Environment and Sustainability, Alternative energy & Education

However, if you have an innovative Fellowship idea that sits outside these areas, or if you intend to travel to other destinations, these will also be considered.

About this Fellowship

The ISS Institute is seeking candidates for this Fellowship who are interested in exploring new and leading practice, innovation and leadership opportunities in Skill Enhancement areas within the conservation, heritage trades and artisan skills sectors. However, if you have an innovative Fellowship in an alternative field this will also be considered.

The George Alexander Foundation

The George Alexander Foundation The George Alexander Foundation was established in 1972 by George Alexander as a way of sharing his wealth. The George Alexander Foundation has a special interest in supporting the education of talented young people, particularly those from rural and regional areas, and in funding environment and conservation initiatives, especially programs which offer practical experience.

International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute)

The ISS Institute was founded 29 years ago, by a small group of innovative leaders who had a vision of building a community of industry specialists who would lead the up skilling of the Australian workforce. Investing in the development of talented, passionate and innovative Australians to travel abroad to develop new skills and knowledge and return to Australia to disseminate their learnings has, and continues to create a ‘better skilled Australia.’ The Institute has funded and supported over 500 Fellows, and all have become agents of change and drivers of innovation
within their professional communities. Our Fellows represent a broad cross-section of industries and our Fellowship program creates impact in many ways including economic benefits, skills preservation, the personal and professional advancement of our Fellows, new thinking, practice and increased innovation in the workforce.

Fellowship application form

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