Support the Humanitarian Leaders Scholarship Fund
Your tax-deductible gift can help ensure that well-prepared humanitarian leaders will be on the ground to provide timely and life-saving responses when, and where, a crisis strikes. Help us harness the power of education to multiply the impact from the classroom to the disaster zone.
Women in Humanitarian Action Scholarship
The Women in Humanitarian Action Scholarship is available for students enrolled in the following courses with the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership:
- Humanitarian Leadership Program
- Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Health
- Masters of Humanitarian Assistance
The scholarships have been established as part of the IKEA Foundations investment in the Centre for Humanitarian Leaderships initiative to support access to ongoing education for women.
This scholarship covers up to 50% of the recipient’s course fees for four units of the Masters of Humanitarian Assistance, or two units of a Graduate Certificate. Preference will be given to citizen from a country below 0.85 on the Very High Human Development category of the Human Development Index of the United Nations Development Program
To be eligible, you must be a female student enrolled in one of the courses listed above. Full eligibility criteria can be found on the following respective application pages:
- If you’re studying the Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership, you can apply for this scholarship online here
- If you’re studying the Masters of Humanitarian Assistance, you can apply for this scholarship on the Deakin website
- If you’re studying the Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Health, you can apply for for this scholarship on the Deakin website
Academic scholarships by course.
Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Health
Current international students of the Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Health—those based outside of Australia—can apply for Deakin University’s Humanitarian Health Scholarship.
The Humanitarian Health Scholarship is part of GlaxoSmithKleine’s initiative, as one of our partners, to support access to ongoing education for students from economically disadvantaged and low resource environments.
Find more detailed information about this scholarship, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Master of Humanitarian Assistance
Prospective students for the Master of Humanitarian Assistance may be eligible for one of Deakin University’s undergraduate or postgraduate by coursework scholarships. A range of academic merit and access and equity scholarships are offered.
The Centre aims to improve equity of access to higher education in humanitarian leadership and encourages applications for scholarships by prospective students from developing nations.
More information about Deakin University scholarships, including application details, is available at the Deakin website.
Humanitarian Leadership Program
Part scholarships are available for the Humanitarian Leadership Program. Scholarships are provided on a tiered basis, with students locally employed in target countries receiving the largest scholarships. Full details of the scholarships are provided at the time we recruit for each new intake.
Limited additional half-scholarships will be available to support eligible students for the second half of the Humanitarian Leadership Program, once you are participating in the course. These scholarships are awarded based on engagement and successful performance during the first half of the course, in addition to submission of a scholarship application at the end of the first residential unit. We encourage students to pro-actively seek financial support to facilitate their participation in the course. Previous students have been successful in securing support from local/international foundations, while others have successfully negotiated salary payment plans with employers.
Higher Degree Research proposals.
The Centre will consider Higher Degree Research (HDR) project proposals from suitably qualified academics, practitioners, and higher-degree research students with a keen interest in contributing to the Centre’s leading research in the humanitarian sector.
Proposals should relate to the CHL’s thematic research area of humanitarian leadership. This is understood in a broad sense incorporating people, organisations and systems.
Research proposals that focus on leading more effectively through improving systems, human factors or technology are particularly encouraged, as are those with a focus on improving humanitarian response in the Asia-Pacific region.
Applications are open to individuals who meet Deakin University’s HDR entry requirements and who are eligible to study in Australia or apply for a student visa.
More information regarding eligibility to study at Deakin University as a higher degree research student is available at the Deakin website.
You can contribute to real-world change.
Support the Humanitarian Leaders Scholarship fund
By supporting Deakin University’s Humanitarian Leaders Scholarship fund, you can help ensure that well-prepared humanitarian leaders will be on the ground to provide timely and life-saving responses when, and where, a crisis strikes.
Your gift today has an impact far beyond directly assisting the student who receives the proceeds of the scholarship for the Humanitarian Leadership Program, and will ultimately benefit millions of lives around the world for years to come.
Together, we can harness the power of education to multiply the impact from the classroom to the disaster zone.
Deakin University is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office. Donations to Deakin of $2 or more are tax-deductible and an official receipt will be issued for tax purposes.