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Applications for the 2016/17 Water Leadership Program Scholarships will open on 1 July and close on 15 September 2016.

Every year, the International WaterCentre (IWC) in collaboration with several industry sponsors offer several merit-based scholarships to assist talented emerging water leaders in organisations with limited resources for professional development to access the IWC Water Leadership Program.

 

Eligibility requirements

Last year, scholarships were open to:

  • Project and middle managers in the Australian water sector who are Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand citizens currently working in Australia.

Who have:

  • At least three years of experience working in the water sector
  • A current professional role that is consistent with the criteria linked to at least one available scholarship (see below scholarship sponsors for details)
  • English language proficiency
  • Organisational support from current employer to attend the program (if currently employed), including the two face-to-face training sessions in February and July
  • An ability to attend both face-to-face training sessions in Brisbane on 15-19 February 2016 and 14-15 July 2016
  • A strong commitment to learning and personal development
  • A desire to complement their technical and management skills with advanced leadership capabilities
  • An aspiration to improve their ability to influence stakeholders and drive change in order to deliver more integrated forms of water management

DO NOT APPLY if you are not an Australian citizen/permanent resident or New Zealand citizen currently working in Australia.

 

Available scholarships

The following scholarships were available last year:

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International WaterCentre Leadership Scholarship

  • One full ($11,500) scholarship for a water professional currently working on integrated water management projects in Australia.




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Melbourne Water Leadership Scholarships

  • Four half ($5,750) scholarships for emerging leaders in local government within the Melbourne Water region of Victoria who:
  1. are currently working to build capacity and drive change towards a ‘water sensitive city’; and
  2. have a minimum of 2 years industry experience in integrated water management; and
  3. are employed as a staff member in their Council

  • One full ($11,500) scholarship for an emerging leader in Melbourne Water who:
  1. is currently working in a role that involves working with local government to help drive capacity and change towards a 'water sensitive city'; and
  2. has a minimum of 2 years industry experience in integrated water management; and
  3. is currently employed by Melbourne Water

 

Scholarships value

Full scholarships

For full scholarships (AU$11,500), recipients will not have to pay the course fee ($9,500 not including relevant taxes) and will be provided with a $2,000 allowance at the start of the program to cover any expenses associated with participating in the program (e.g. travel and accommodation).

Half scholarships

For half scholarships (AU$5,750), recipients will have to pay only half of the course fees and will be provided with a $1,000 allowance at the start of the program to cover any expenses associated with participating in the program (e.g. travel and accommodation).

 

Selection criteria

The scholarship assessment process considers the following criteria:

  • Compliance with mandatory criteria for entry to the program.
  • The extent to which the participant is ready to benefit from the program.
  • The potential benefits from enhancing the participants' leadership ability.
  • The extent to which the participant has the characteristics typically associated with people who benefit the most from leadership development programs.
 

Key dates

  • 1 July 2016: Scholarship applications open for the 2016/17 program
  • 15 September 2016: Scholarship applications close for the 2016/17 program
  • 12 October 2016: Applicants are notified of the outcome of their scholarship application
  • 1 December 2016: Program commences (duration: 9 months)

 

How to apply

Scholarship applications for the 2016/17 program will open from 1 July 2016.

 

Contact for assistance

For assistance regarding any element of the program, please contact the program coordinator, Dr André Taylor, Leadership Specialist, IWC, a.taylor@watercentre.org

 

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