2022 Global Voices Scholarship

4 February 2022
Encouraging students with a global perspective to apply
The Global Voices Scholarship will see one lucky student represent Australia at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and possibly at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meeting in Washington DC.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is proud to annouce its continued support of the Global Voices scholarship—fully funded and ideal for students with an interest in public policy, global trends, data and analysis, human, rights, economics and international development.

The scholarship includes all domestic and international flights, accommodation, breakfasts, visas, insurance, and registration fees.

The program includes attendance at both a domestic and international delegation, as well as private meetings with subject matter and policy experts, esteemed academics, Commonwealth Government Departmental Secretaries, members of the Australian Parliament, and leaders of civil-society and private organisations.

  • Global Voices research fellowship
  • Canberra pre-departure briefings program
  • Attendance at a multilateral forum - This will be the 2022 OECD forum if confirmed to proceed. Alternatively, it will include attendance at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meeting (IMF & WB AGM) from October 14-16 in Washington DC. The IMF & WB AM will include the meetings of the Boards of Governors, the joint World Bank Group/IMF Development Committee and the IMF International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC). The Development Committee and the IMFC advise the Boards of Governors on issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.

The research fellowship allows the successful applicant to develop research, analysis and policy-writing skills through developing a policy paper related to the delegation agenda. Your policy paper will include specific recommendations for domestic policy application.

Applications open
Wednesday 16 February 2022

Applications close
Midnight AEDT, Sunday 20 March 2022

Application assessment and interviews
Monday 21 March - Wednesday 30 March 2022

Applicants informed of outcome
Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 April 2022

Scholars announced
Monday 4 April

Canberra pre-departure briefings
Tuesday 26 - Thursday 28 April 2022

Multilateral Forum (TBC)

OECD Forum
If confirmed, this is anticipated to proceed in late June 2022.

If the forum doesn’t proceed, this experience will involve attendance at the IMF/WB Annual General Meetings in Washington DC instead in addition to involvement in OECD related events (including for example the OECD youth week events, if confirmed to proceed).

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Aged 18 to 30 years at the time of participation 
  • Available to travel to Canberra for the specified dates
  • Available to travel to Paris in June 2022
  • Able to commit 5 hours a week to completing the Policy Fellowship

Applicants are required to submit:

  • 500 word personal statement
  • 500 word policy proposal
  • Personal details and information about previous work, academic, and volunteering experience.

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