The Tony Adams Fund aims to continue the work of Professor Tony Adams, who was a revered leader and highly-regarded mentor to many people working in international education. He was also IEAA’s Foundation President.
Annual financial grants are available to staff working in the industry to pursue professional development activity or international education research. Applications are open to individuals from Australia and overseas in the following categories:
This grant is open to academic and administrative staff working in the field of international education who wish to pursue further professional development in internationalisation of education. Grants are available for up to AUD$1,500.
Research in International Education
This grant is available to those undertaking research or doctoral studies in internationalisation of education. It provides funding up to AUD$3,000 for a research project or AUD$1,500 for each year of a doctoral study (up to 3 years).
The Tony Adams Fund also provides mobility grants to Australian students undertaking a period of study at an overseas university. These are available though the Study Overseas Foundation.
Download the application form at the bottom of this page and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close Wednesday 31 July 2013. Successful applicants will be announced at the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Canberra, 8–11 October 2013.
Applicants are required to complete the above form. The applicant's statement (maximum 500 words) should outline:
1. The activity to be undertaken, including total cost, amount sought and how the grant will be spent
2. The intended short-term and long-term outcomes
(How will the award ‘make a difference’ to the recipient?)
3. How this grant might benefit others and/or contribute to the advancement of international education (How will the award ‘make a difference’ in international education?)
Applicants are also required to provide a short bio (maximum 300 words).
Applications must also provide a letter of acceptance from the entity delivering the program/opportunity.
Research applications must also include a general research outline and an endorsement letter from the entity that supports or supervises the research. Doctoral studies grant applicants must include a doctoral studies proposal and a letter of acceptance from the supervisor/research centre.
Applicants who have commenced or completed professional development or research activity are ineligible for this funding. Only new proposed activities will be considered.
The Fund Advisory Committee will assess each application against the following criteria:
1. Eligible applicants must be:
1.1 Academic or administrative staff working in the field of international education who wish to pursue further professional development in internationalisation of education, or research or doctoral studies in internationalisation of education.
2. The suitability of the proposed activity to be undertaken:
2.1. Is the activity focussed either on staff professional development, research or some aspect of formally accredited doctoral study focussed on an aspect of international education?
2.2. Are costs able to be verified / confirmed?
2.3. Are costs summarised in a detailed budget of proposed expenditure?
3. The intended short-term and long-term outcomes for the recipient:
3.1. How clear is the applicant about what he/she will achieve or gain through involvement in this activity in the short and long term?
3.2. Is the activity described likely to lead to these outcomes?
3.3. To what extent will the award make a difference to the applicant’s life?
4. The potential benefit to others in international education and/or the advancement of one or more aspects of international education:
4.1. How clear is the applicant about how involvement in this activity will benefit others and/or advance international education?
4.2. Is the activity described likely to lead to benefits for others as well as the recipient?
4.3. To what extent will the award make a difference to others and/or one or more aspects of international education?
Successful applicants will score positively on all criteria. The amount of the grant and the number of grants per year is decided by the Fund Advisory Committee. Decisions by the Committee are final and not open to appeal.
Successful applicants are required on the completion of the activity to provide a report or a paper with the findings and lessons from the activity.
|Family members||Education representatives|
|Pauline Adams||Stephen Connelly, Past IEAA President|
|Debra Langton, Swinburne University of Technology|
|John Hudzik, Michigan State University
Hans de Wit, Hogeschool van Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
The Tony Adams Fund is managed by the Australian Communities Foundation.
Click here to find out how to donate to the fund.