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Myer Innovation Fellowships

The Myer Innovation Fellowships aim to support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and bring new talent to the social sector.

Fellows are offered the unique opportunity to take twelve months away from their current role to pursue a big idea that has the potential to achieve positive outcomes in the areas of:

  • Education
  • Poverty and Disadvantage
  • Sustainability and Environment.

The Myer Innovation Fellowships provide recipients with time and support needed to develop their ground-breaking idea into a sustainable plan for action. 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.

We seek ideas that are

High impact: likely to produce results in the areas of Education, Poverty & Disadvantage, and/or Sustainability & the Environment

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

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