John Dillon Memorial Fellowship

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jul 22, 2020

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Faculty Working Professional Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Australia

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China Show all

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The John Dillon Memorial Fellowship aims to develop leadership skills in the area of agricultural research management, agricultural policy and/or extension technologies. This is achieved by providing exposure to Australian agriculture across a range of best-practice organisations involved in research, extension and/or policy making.

ACIAR established the Fellowship in recognition of Professor John L. Dillon’s life-long support for international agricultural research. Up to ten fellowships are offered annually for outstanding agricultural scientists or economists from ACIAR partner countries who are involved in a current or recently completed ACIAR project. Former John Allwright Fellows are eligible to apply.  

The visit programmes are tailored by negotiation between ACIAR and the selected Fellow to meet the needs of individual Fellows and their employing organisation. Arrangements for the Fellowships will be flexible, and the following points are intended to indicate features of the programme:

  • Fellowships involve a four week residential stay in Australia
  • Fellows spend at least 50 per cent of their time period hosted by an Australian organisations, such as an Australian Government department, a university, a Cooperative Research Centre or a state Department of Agriculture
  • Fellows participate in a formal research management training course in Australia.
  • Fellows undertake a structured program of visits to various institutes, including the presentation of relevant lectures.

ACIAR is committed to increasing gender parity in agricultural research. We anticipate that at least half of the successful candidates selected to participate in the 2018 program and in future will be women.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To be eligible to receive a fellowship, applicants must:
    • Be a citizen of an ACIAR partner country
    • Be associated with ACIAR bilateral projects that are active or completed in the last 24 months
    • Be associated with either a NARS or a CGIAR centre
    • Clearly show how their leadership skills will be developed


  • Please note that the visit program is not intended for project operations.