The George Alexander Foundation Fellowship Program at the International Specialised Skills Institute
The George Alexander Foundation Fellowship Program at the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) commenced in 2006.
The Fellowship Program supports early-career professionals to travel abroad, acquire higher-level skills and drive leading practice and innovation in their fields upon returning to Australia.
Six fellowships are awarded annually, each valued at $20,000. Fellows receive a cash award of $10,000, and a further $10,000 is paid to the ISS Institute to deliver mentoring, reporting support and networks to the fellow.
The Fellowship Program prioritises the research and examination of international best practices in the following areas:
Heritage skills and lost trades
Environment and sustainability
Upon their return to Australia, fellows are required to pass on what they have learnt by preparing a detailed report for distribution to government departments, industry and educational institutions.