2015 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Media Release

The Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today announced the recipients of the Australian Government’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships for 2015.

"The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive and promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and its neighbours," Mr Pyne said.

"These scholarships will support 528 high achieving international recipients with an opportunity to study in Australia and 154 Australians to further their skills and knowledge overseas while building their international awareness."

Four inspiring Indigenous Australians will undertake their Endeavour research fellowship in justice and law enforcement, epidemiology, behavioural science and Indigenous studies.

Mr Pyne said that increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is an essential part of the Government’s vision for a world class higher education system.

"I look forward to celebrating the successes of these outstanding Australians and those of future recipients of this fellowship," Mr Pyne said.

Mr Pyne was also pleased to congratulate Dr Felicity Brown from the University of Queensland who was awarded the prestigious Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship.

The scholarship will enable Dr Brown to undertake postdoctoral research at Harvard School of Public Health in the area of mental health in refugee children and families. Dr Brown says she will utilise her established clinical and research skills to make a difference to the lives of individuals facing hardship, in particular those displaced due to humanitarian emergencies.

"The Government understands the importance of giving high achieving people the opportunity to further their education, research and professional development—be it at home or overseas," Mr Pyne said.

Applications for the 2016 Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship round open in April 2015.

To view the 2015 recipients, visit: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/alumni/Documents/2015%20Endeavour%20Recipients.pdf 

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