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Monday, October 5, 2015

Call for Applications for the 2016 Greg Urwin Awards

Call for Applications for the 2016 Greg Urwin Awards

The Greg Urwin Awards are a joint initiative of the Australian
Government-funded Pacific Leadership Program (PLP) and the Pacific
Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS). The Awards were established in 2008
to honour the memory and legacy of the former Secretary General of
PIFS, the late Mr. Greg Urwin.

Applications for the 2016 Greg Urwin Awards are now open. Up to five
grants of AUD$25,000 will be awarded to outstanding Pacific Island
professionals, researchers and emerging leaders to undertake a 3-6
month placement with a regional organisation or institution that has
the potential to contribute to the positive development in the

General Eligibility Criteria
Successful applicants will:
– Be citizens of Pacific Island countries.
– Have completed, or will complete in 2015, a postgraduate
qualification (Masters level or Phd. level)
– Have confirmed a placement with a host organisation or institution
(including Australia and New Zealand).

Applicants must arrange their own placements and show exemplary
academic achievement and leadership experience in their academic
and/or professional field and in local community. Applicants must be
able to explain how their chosen placement will provide valuable
professional experience, exposure to new ideas and create networks
that will develop their leadership capacity in the Pacific Islands

Priority Areas
Applications are sought from scholars and professionals in a diverse
range of fields including the private sector, public sector, civil
society, health sector and academia. At the request of the late Mr
Urwin's family, special consideration will be given to applicants in
the health sector who wish to pursue a project related to cancer
awareness, treatment and/ or research.

Visit : to
download the application package.

Email: for more information

Closing date for applications is COB Friday 23 October 2015

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