The Anne Kantor Fellowships: a unique program providing paid training opportunities for future new voices.

The Anne Kantor Fellowships are a graduate style program that will provide on-the-job training to equip and encourage new voices in Australia's future policy and democratic debates.  

The Australia Institute runs two Fellowship programs: The Anne Kantor Fellowship (General) and the Anne Kantor Young Women Environmentalists Fellowship.

The Fellowship program is anticipated to run for five years, commencing in 2021.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • provide Fellows with a unique opportunity to gain on the job training in research, advocacy, and media and communications with research, environmental, climate change or other advocacy-based organisations
  • create an experienced pool of Fellows with the skills and experience to effectively advocate for change
  • establish a pipeline of new voices to contribute to Australia's future policy and democratic debates
  • build relationships and drive future collaboration with partner organisations and other stakeholders

The Australia Institute will partner with other like-minded organisations to develop and deliver the programs. Organisations interested in becoming Program partners can submit an expression of interest.

How it works

The programs will fund up to eight Fellows per annum for a period of 12 months (or the part-time equivalent).

Fellows will receive training and mentoring to develop skills and experience in public policy and advocacy at both the Australia Institute and/or a partner organisation. Partner organisations may receive either a funded Fellowship placement or offer a Fellow a secondment to their organisation.

The Anne Kantor Fellowship includes:

  • Support to develop skills and gain experience in public policy and advocacy at both the Australia Institute and/or at a partner organisation.
  • Mentoring: Fellows will be mentored by Australia Institute staff who will offer their knowledge and experience and provide advice to guide and support the Fellow during the program.
  • On the Job Training: The Australia Institute will provide training in areas such as economics, advocacy, media and communications, and NFP governance.
  • Networking Opportunities: Together with the Australia Institute’s cohort of graduates, Fellows will be invited to become members of the Australia Institute Alumni.

Partners in the program will provide placement and/or project opportunities for Fellows to work on during the Fellowship. This may involve interstate travel for short periods.

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