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Sir James Gobbo Legacy Fellowship

Fellowship Application Form

Applications open from 27 October  – 11 November 2022

The International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) is offering one (1) Sir James Gobbo Legacy Fellowship in the amount of $10,000.

The 2022 Sir James Gobbo Legacy Fellowship provides an opportunity for young people to acquire higher-level skills and drive leading practice and innovation in Australia. It is intended that the Fellowship applicants will demonstrate potential benefits for, and application in,  Australia.

Applications should focus on the following areas:

  • Conservation

  • Heritage trades

  • Artisan skills

  • Italian language and culture.

Ideally, Fellows would undertake an immersion activity in a organisation that is aligned to one of the above areas. Preference will be given to candidates who will be traveling to Italy as part of their Fellowship. The ISS Institute will undertake to assist in making relevant Italian connections where necessary and/or possible. However, if you have an innovative Fellowship proposal that sits outside these areas, or if you intend to travel to other destinations, the application will also be considered.

Who can apply?

  • Australian residents aged between 18 – 35 years.

  • Residents with Australian citizenship or permanent residency located anywhere in Australia.

Sir James Gobbo

The ISS Institute was founded in 1991 by Sir James Gobbo, former Governor of Victoria, to encourage investment in the development of Australia’s specialised skills. In the wake of Sir James Gobbo’s passing, a Fellowship has been created to uphold his legacy. The Sir James Gobbo Legacy Fellowship seeks to support rare and heritage skills, by assisting candidates who require further training overseas in order to build best practice and to further establish themselves here in Australia.

International  Specialised  Skills Institute (ISS Institute)

The ISS Institute was founded 30 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

When completing this Fellowship Application Form please ensure you refer to the corresponding Fellowship. Application Guidelines for further information and tips.

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