The Anne Kantor Fellowship program

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

The Anne Kantor Fellowships provide on-the-job training to equip and encourage new voices in future policy and democratic debates.  

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

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 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.

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.

Anne Kantor Fellows receive:

  • Support to develop skills and gain experience in public policy and advocacy at both the Australia Institute and/or at a partner organisation.
  • Mentoring from 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 in areas such as economics, advocacy, media and communications, and NFP governance.
  • Networking opportunities and membership 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.

Authorised by Ebony Bennett, The Australia Institute, Level 1 Endeavour House, 1 Franklin St, Manuka ACT 2603.

The Australia Institute acknowledges that the Australian Capital Territory is Ngunnawal/Ngunawal, Ngambri, and Ngarigo Country and pays our respects to Elders past and present.

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