Submit Your Applications for 2020 Myer Innovation Fellowship Program

Deadline: 18 August 2019

Applications are open for Myer Innovation Fellowship program that provides support to individuals rather than organisations.

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The program seeks exceptional leaders across all sectors (private, public and non-profit) and from all types of professional backgrounds.


  • High impact: likely to produce results in the areas of Education, Poverty & Disadvantage, and/or Sustainability & the Environment.
  • Unique: different from existing approaches.
  • Scalable and sustainable: the potential to scale up quickly and be sustainable over time.

Leaders who are:

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  • Experienced and entrepreneurial: a proven track record of achievement in their field and an appetite for risk-taking.
  • Passionate and connected: a genuine commitment and passion for their cause and the network to make it happen.

What is Offered

  • This program will provide these outstanding individuals with freedom from their day jobs to:
    • Open productive new lines of inquiry
    • Ask provocative questions
    • Challenge conventional wisdom
    • Develop new ideas, approaches, and strategies
  • Fellows will each receive $120,000 for their 12-month commitment to the program and an additional $30,000 will be available to each Fellow for approved expenses such as work space, rent, travel and contracting of external expertise.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 twelve months.
      • Have a proven track record of risk-taking, out-of-the-box thinking.
      • Have an ability to turn ideas into action.
      • 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 subject areas of Education, Poverty and Disadvantage, Sustainability and the Environment, and Human, Civil and Legal Rights.
      • Have been in development for not longer than three years.
  • Through this program they will not fund:
      • Benefits or fundraising events
      • Capital or endowment campaigns
      • Dissertation research
      • International projects
      • Scholarships
      • Sponsorships
      • Specific diseases
      • Medical research
      • Creative arts projects
      • Collaborations between a number of individuals
      • Projects that have been in development for more than three years
      • Organisations

How to Apply

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Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Criteria : Australia

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