Applications are now open for ACIAR's John Allwright Fellowships, part of the Australia Awards program.
The Australian Government's Australia Awards program offers the next generation of global leaders from Australia and overseas high-quality education and professional development experiences that enable them to contribute to the development of their countries.
ACIAR's John Allwright Fellowship recipients are scientists from developing country partners actively involved in a collaborative research project supported by ACIAR.
|Norah Omot (Photograph by Rohani Moore)|
“In particular, I looked at what consumers want and whether suppliers are meeting their needs,” Dr Omot said of her thesis; ‘Long distance marketing sweet-potato from the highlands of Papua New Guinea: an analysis of consumer preferences and supplier responsiveness’.
Dr Omot is now running the PNG National Agricultural Research Institute program, ‘Enabling environment’, which is identifying the socio-economic barriers to sustainable agricultural development in PNG.
She said that receiving her PhD was a “great relief”. While she said this immediately after her graduation, the benefits are enduring.
|Dr Norah Omot with University of Canberra PhD |
supervisor Professor John Spriggs at graduation.
(Photograph by Caroline Lemerle)
People interested in applying or nominating partner country project staff for a Fellowship should refer to the John Allwright eligibility criteria and application form.
Applications for John Allwright Fellowships close 31 July 2013.
More information: ACIAR John Allwright Fellowships
(Posted by Alexandra Bagnara, ACIAR Communications)