National Parliamentary Fellowships 2018

National Parliamentary Fellowship 2018 – The National Parliamentary Fellowships Program (NPFP) will select up to two fellows for a three months foreign policy focused research stay in Canberra, Australia, to commence in September 2018


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NPFP Fellowship

  • The Australian National University (ANU) in association with PRS Legislative Research, New Delhi, is offering an exciting opportunity for postgraduate students or recent postgraduates from premier Indian universities with a strong interest in Australia and Australia-India relations
  • The NPFP aims to identify and foster the development of a new generation of leaders, promoting investment in Australia-India relations through the networks which fellowship holders create
  • Fellows will also be affiliated with a research mentor at the Australian National University pertinent to their primary policy research interest and will attend relevant events offered through ANU and other leading research institutes and think tanks in Canberra


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Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible to apply for the program, you must
  • Be an Indian citizen;
  • Be a recent post-graduate of, or be enrolled in a postgraduate program (Master level or equivalent) and in excellent academic standing (first class, preferably with distinction) by the time of the fellowship;
  • Be under the age of 35 at the time of the fellowship;
  • Have a strong interest and demonstrated previous research or professional experience in international relations, particularly vis-à-vis Australia, or in Australia’s economic policy or security affairs;
  • Hold an Indian passport that has at least six months validity when the fellowship commences
  • Be fluent in English; NPFP adheres to the ANU English language admission requirements as given here


Selection Procedure

Selection will be based upon the following criteria:

  • Academic history and performance
  • Relevance and importance of proposed research topic
  • Previous academic or professional experience in India-Australia relations
  • Background in international relations or policy study
  • Personal motivation; involvement in university and community activities



  • Selection for NPFP is highly competitive. To apply for the fellowship, candidates are required to submit: a completed application form to be submitted along with a most recent resume, and most current academic transcript (

Fellowship Funding

  • The fellowship will cover the cost of an economy round trip airfare between India and Australia, and private accommodation in Canberra, and a monthly scholarship of AUD 800. All other costs, such as visa fee and overseas travel health insurance will be covered by the fellow.


Important Dates

  • Applications must be received by 05.00 pm Indian Standard Time, on 27th June 2018



If you face difficulties filling out the online application form, please send an e-mail to [email protected]