What opportunities are available?

Education, perhaps more that any other discipline or area of professional activity, is global in its nature, scope and impact. Our Sister Program offers unique advantages that give you a substantial edge.

The partners have identified potential exchange opportunties for:

  • Paediatric residents (3 to 12 month rotations)
  • 3rd and 4th year medical students
  • Postgraduate opportunities for PhD students to undertake study at any of the partner institutions


The General Sir John Monash Awards
Annually, up to eight Awards may be awarded to outstanding Australian citizens graduating from Australian Universities to enable them to undertake postgraduate study abroad at the world’s best Universities, appropriate to their field of study.

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Australia-Italy Awards for PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers
The award is aimed at recognizing excellence in research cooperation between Australia and Italy and to foster further research activity among PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers who have been conferred in the last 10 years between 1999 and 2008. Proposals in any field of natural science, basic and applied, including mathematics and engineering science, will be considered.

One Australian and two Italian PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers will be supported under this award. They will be expected to undertake research in counterpart Italian and Australian institutions respectively, for a period of 1-3 months. Travel will need to take place between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2009. Each successful applicant will receive up to A$5,000.

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Australia to US Fellowship Applications
The American Australian Association awards individual Fellowships for advanced study in the United States of up to US$30,000 each year. The Fellowships build on existing strong social and economic partnerships and foster intellectual exchange between the United States and Australia. Fellowships are named Sir Keith Murdoch Fellows after the Association's principal Founder.

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US to Australia Fellowship Applications
The American Australian Association Education awards individual Fellowships of up to AU$30,000 each year. The Association encourages intellectual interchange and the Fellowships are intended to build on the strong social and economic partnership between Australia and the United States.

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Scientific visits to the USA in 2010
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