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Applications invited for 2020 NCSEHE Equity Fellows Program

The NCSEHE is now inviting applications for the Equity Fellows Program, with projects to be conducted during 2020. 

The current Equity Fellowship scheme will be targeted to address priority equity issues, with a specific focus on emerging regional and remote issues such as the economic impact of the drought on disadvantaged higher education students.

The aim of the Program is to support Fellows to undertake strategic, high-impact, high‐ profile leadership projects targeted, sector-wide, at improving the access, participation and success in higher education of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

As part of the Fellowship, Fellows will spend some time seconded to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, which will facilitate two way knowledge transfer, and include time to engage with APS leaders in strategic policy, as well as the opportunity to share key project findings with the department though seminars and workshops. Equity Fellows, through their projects, are expected to have direct influence and impact on equity in the higher education sector.

Equity Fellows, through their projects, are expected to have direct influence and impact on equity in the higher education sector. Applicants must demonstrate how their Fellowship and proposed project aligns with and supports the NCSEHE’s purpose which is to "improve higher education outcomes (including access, participation, retention, success, and completion rates) for marginalised and disadvantaged people through:

  1. strengthening Australia's student equity in higher education research quality, capability and capacity
  2. supporting the building of a robust evidence base
  3. informing institutional best practice and enhancing on the ground delivery of equity measures, and informing evidence based public policy design and

Applications open Friday 2 August 2019 and close 5pm (WST time) Friday 19 September 2019. 

Further information and application details