Australian Embassy
Vietnam

MR090408EndeavourAwards

Media release: Education

Date: 08 April 2009

Opportunities for Vietnamese from

Australian Endeavour Awards Intake 2010


Applications are now open for the 2010 Intake of the Australian Government’s Endeavour Awards which offer exciting opportunities for high-achievers from Vietnam. Endeavour Awards are available for postgraduate study and research, postdoctoral research; vocational education and training (VET Awards); and professional development (Executive Awards). Awards range from one month to three years and are open to all fields of study.

To date, about 120 talented individuals from Vietnam have received Endeavour Awards. These awards contribute to establishing or enhancing the people-to people and institutional linkages between Vietnam and Australia. Home and host organisations benefit from this collaboration which builds networks and enables two-way sharing of ideas and experiences.

Endeavour awards also include opportunities for Australians to come to Vietnam to undertake research, vocational education and professional development.

Applications for Intake 2010 for postgraduate (study and research), postdoctoral research and VET awards opened on 6 April and will close on 31 July 2009. There will be two rounds for Endeavour Executive Awards for professional development:1 June to 31 July 2009 and 1 December to 31 January 2010.

Endeavour recipients will be selected on merit from internationally-competitive fields on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership qualities, and the potential for the study, research or professional attachments to contribute to ongoing linkages between Vietnam and Australia. For further information please visit: www.endeavour.deewr.gov.au

Australian Education International (AEI), Australian Embassy will hold Endeavour Information Sessions in Vietnam as follows:

• HANOI: at the Australian Embassy, 8 Dao Tan, Ba Dinh at 9.00AM, 16 April 2009
• HO CHI MINH CITY: at Sofitel Plaza Sai Gon, 17 Le Duan, District 1 at 9.00AM, 7 May 2009
• CAN THO: at Auditorium 2, Rectorate Building, Campus 2, Can Tho University, 3/2 Street, Ninh Kieu District at 9.00AM, 9 May 2009
• DANANG: at ELI, the University of Danang, 41 Le Duan at 9.00AM, 20 May 2009
• HUE: at the Learning Resource Centre, Hue University, 20 Le Loi at 9.00AM, 22 May 2009

Media Contacts:

Ms Le Thi Thu Hien
Deputy Director
Tel: (84-4) 3831 7755 Ext 430 Email: hien.le@aei.gov.au