Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships 2021 EOI

Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships 2021 EOI

The Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships program seeks exceptional leaders from all types of professional and cultural backgrounds and across all sectors (private, public and non-profit). They are looking for the powerful combination of a breakthrough idea and individuals with the capacity to bring it to fruition.

They seek ideas that are:

  • High impact: likely to produce results in the areas of Poverty and Disadvantage, Sustainability and the Environment, and/or Human, Civil and Legal Rights
  • Unique: different from existing approaches
  • Scalable and sustainable: the potential to scale up quickly and be sustainable over time

And leaders who are:

  • Experienced and entrepreneurial: a proven track record of achievement in their field and an appetite for risk-taking
  • Passionate and connected: a genuine commitment and passion for their cause and the network to make it happen

This program will provide these outstanding individuals with freedom from their day jobs to:

  • Open productive new lines of inquiry
  • Ask provocative questions
  • Challenge conventional wisdom
  • Develop new ideas, approaches, and strategies.

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 such as work space, rent, travel and contracting of external expertise.

The applicant must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Reside in Australia for the majority of the Fellowship period
  • Be prepared to take a sabbatical from their current role for 12 months
  • Have a proven track record of risk-taking, out-of-the-box thinking
  • Have an ability to turn ideas into action
  • Have well-developed networks within an area of the proposed project.

The proposed project must:

  • Be based in Australia
  • Be aligned with one or more of the subject areas of Poverty and Disadvantage, Sustainability and the Environment, or Human, Civil and Legal Rights
  • Have been in development for not longer than three years.

Expressions of Interest close: 16 August 2020

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