Australia India Research Students (AIRS) Fellowship 2023

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EligibilityResearch students and Post-doctoral scholars
AwardUp to AUD 10,000 (one-time)

About the Program


Last Updated On : 01-11-2022   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

Australia India Research Students (AIRS) Fellowship 2023 is an opportunity offered by the Australian Researcher Cooperation Hub India (ARCH-India)* to researchers from India and Australia to undertake short-term research exchanges. The program is open to eligible research students and post-doctoral scholars (early-career researchers) across all disciplines. The selected 35 candidates from each country will receive up to AUD 70,000 (one-time).

*ARCH-India is an online platform for researchers to connect expertise, build relationships, share information, and explore opportunities for collaboration and mobility.

  • Australia India Research Students (AIRS) Fellowship 2023

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • be a citizen of India or Australia
    • hold a master's degree (includes Master of Science and Master of Philosophy) OR

    be a master's by coursework student undertaking a research subject or research component OR

    be a post-doctoral scholar (early career researcher) with an experience of up to 5-years post-doctorate OR

    be a doctoral research student (including Doctor of Philosophy)


    The selected candidates will receive the awards in the following way - 

    AIRS Fellowship Awards

    AUD (4 to <6 Weeks)

    AUD 6 to 8 Weeks
    Australian AIRS Fellows travelling to India     $6,200     
    Indian AIRS Fellows travelling to Australia     $8,000     $10,000


    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Letters of Support
    • Research Project


    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the position by following the below-mentioned steps - 
    Step 1 - Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2 - Fill in the required detail, upload the necessary documents and submit.


    Note - The candidates must upload the documents in the prescribed format. For that refer to the 'Fellowship Guidelines Document'.

Important Dates

Application Start Date - 5th October 2022
Application End Date - 15th November 2022

Selection Criteria

The following procedure will be followed for the selection of the candidates - 

  • The Australia India Institute will screen all applications after the closing date and provide the AIRS Fellowship Selection Panel with fully completed applications that meet the eligibility criteria and include all supporting documentation.
  • Applicants will be notified if they have not met the eligibility criteria or have submitted an incomplete application.
  • Eligible applications will be considered by the Selection Panel against the assessment criteria.
Terms and Conditions
  • The candidates who have pursued higher education from an institution located in India having pre-existing engagement with the Australian Institution are eligible to apply.
  • The fellows must:
    • submit only true and accurate information in all documentation
    • obtain approval from their Home Institution to travel to undertake the Fellowship and complete the Home Institution’s travel risk assessment form
    • maintain coverage for travel and health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, including for COVID-19 illness and quarantine, and obtain all necessary insurance to meet their individual circumstances
    • advise their Home and Host Institutions of any pre-existing medical or other conditions which could affect their safe participation in the Fellowship. If required, provide a medical report confirming their capacity to proceed with the Fellowship
    •  make their own arrangements for travel, visa, accommodation and logistics
    • ensure they meet country entry requirements
    • comply with local COVID-19 or other public health requirements at any transit or destination country, accommodation, host organisation, conference facilities or other places the Fellow will attend
    • comply at all times with Indian and Australian Government advice on COVID-19 or other public health travel and health guidelines, including the latest COVID-19 related vaccination requirements
    • travel to Host Institution to undertake the research activity outlined in the application
    • spend between 4 and 8 weeks as a Fellow at the Host Institution
    • use the funding only for the eligible expenses set out in these Guidelines

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by October, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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