Scholarships and fellowships

Scholarships and fellowships available in the philanthropic sector.

We list scholarships to promote opportunities to fund study opportunities – both in Australia and internationally.

Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships

The Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships aim to support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and bring new talent to the social sector.

Fellows are offered the unique opportunity to take 12 months away from their current role to pursue big ideas that have the potential to achieve positive outcomes in the program themes of:

  • poverty and disadvantage
  • sustainability and environment
  • human, civil and legal rights.

The Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships provide recipients with time and support needed to develop their groundbreaking idea into a sustainable plan for action. Fellows will each receive $120,000 for their 12-month commitment to the program and an additional $30,000 will be available to each fellow for approved expenses.

For more information, see The Myer Foundation and The Sidney Myer Fund.

Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) scholarships

The ASF is the only Australian organisation solely focused on facilitating access to and scholarships for Australian not-for-profit boards and managers to undertake education, training and development programs that improve their ability to lead and manage.

For more information, see Australian Scholarships Foundation.

Country Education Foundation (CEF)

SCEF is a national not-for-profit organisation helping rural and regional youth access education, training and jobs through grants, scholarships, support services and resources.

For more information, see Country Education Foundation

Churchill Fellowships


The Churchill Trust was established in 1965 to honour the memory of Sir Winston Churchill by awarding overseas research fellowships known as Churchill Fellowships.

Churchill Fellowships offer a diverse range of people from all walks of life an opportunity to travel overseas for 4 to 8 weeks to explore a topic or issue that they are passionate about. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community and in any field or topic of interest.

No prescribed qualifications are required in order to apply for a Churchill Fellowship, and the topic of your proposed project is limitless, provided a willingness to share your findings with the Australian community is evident.

Applicants are empowered to design their own projects to explore international best practice and innovation that can be applied in Australia.

For more information, see The Churchill Trust.

Stanford Australia Foundation Scholarship

California, USA

The Stanford Australia Foundation supports not-for-profit leaders with an opportunity to study at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) in the United States.

The Stanford Australia Foundation (SAF) is a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to enable more Australians to share the exciting experience of a GSB Executive Education program for the benefit of the Australian community. This year, with the support of Dyson Bequest and UTS Business School, Stanford Australia Foundation is offering four scholarships for study in the 2023 calendar year.

For more information, see Stanford Australia Foundation.

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