Endeavour Leadership Program - Applications for 2019 open

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The Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP) is administered by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. It aims to enhance Australia's reputation for excellence in international education through the continued internationalisation of the education, training and research sectors.

The objectives of the ELP are to contribute to the implementation of Government policy priorities, by increasing international research and education engagement between Australia and priority countries in key fields of education, research and innovation.

The ELP offers achieving individuals from Australia and overseas the opportunity to develop their knowledge and expertise and build institution-to-institution connections and create the next generation of international education and research leaders across a wide variety of professional fields.


The Australian Government has announced a total of $118.9 million over four years for the ELP. Under the 2019 round, approximately $20 million in funding is available to support two-way mobility Leadership Activities.


Support Services

To ensure recipients gain the most from their experience they will receive ongoing support for the duration of their leadership activity. Recipients will also be able to share their journey with other recipients from around the globe. Upon successful completion, recipients will be eligible for membership of the Alumni Network. This network maintains the personal, institutional and educational links and friendships made.

The Department has engaged a contractor to provide Program administration support as well as post-selection support services to all individual Endeavour Leaders. Scope Global has been appointed by the department to provide post-selection support services to recipients. These services include:

  • a dedicated case manager
  • pre-departure briefings
  • provision of advice on health, travel, insurance, accommodation, security and legal matters
  • payment of funding
  • reporting to the department on recipients’ progress.



Applications for the 2019 round of the Endeavour Leadership Program are now open.

Applications will close on 15 November at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)

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