Deadline: September 10, 2023
Applications are invited for the Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships 2024. The Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships aim to support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.
A Fellowship offers unique opportunity for recipients to take 12 months to focus on approaches that have the potential to achieve positive outcomes for society, supporting initiatives that align with one or more of the program themes of inclusion & equality, sustainability & environment including climate change, or human, civil & legal rights. Fellows receive a combination of time, resources and a program of support to help progress their work, shepherd their initiatives towards fruition and grow and scale their impact.
- Up to $180,000 is available to each Fellow for their 12-month Fellowship comprising a stipend of $140,000 and up to $40,000 for approved project expenses. Project expenses are those directly related to the Fellowship from its commencement such as renting a separate workspace (if required), travel and contracting of external expertise, and available on a reimbursement basis.
- During the 12-months, Fellows have access to a range of supports including a panel of experts, who meet quarterly, a mentor and the network of past Fellows.
The applicant must:
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
- reside in Australia for the majority of the Fellowship period;
- be prepared to take a sabbatical from their current role for 12 months (if relevant);
- have a proven track record of achievement;
- pursue out-of-the-box thinking and be a risk-taker;
- have an ability to turn well-formulated ideas or new approaches into action (that is, your idea must have substance to it; a good idea on its own is not sufficient);
- have well-developed networks within an area of the proposed project.
The proposed project must:
- be based in Australia;
- be aligned with one or more of the program themes of Inclusion & Equality, Sustainability & Environment including climate change, or Human, Civil & Legal rights;
- have been in development for not longer than three years.
Each year Fellows are provided with the resources of focused time and funding to explore their particular project, idea or initiative. The Fellowship is not tied to specific KPIs or objectives; rather it is designed to support Fellows to progress their work. However, Fellows are required to do a mid-term and final presentation in support of their Fellowship.
For more information, visit Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships.