Are you an Australia Awards Alumni with an interesting story to tell about how your Australian study experience has shaped your career and your life?
If so, researchers from the new Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility (the Facility) may soon be in touch with you to find out more. If you do receive a survey via email or a phone call from the Facility, it’d be great if you could take a few minutes to fill it out or speak with them.
Your feedback will help us understand if our aid program has been successful and show us how to make it even better. We will be able to build a full picture of the global Australia Awards and its predecessor programs for the first time.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has launched the Facility to gather information about the lives and experiences of international Australian Government scholarships recipients over recent decades. For more than 60 years, the Australian Government has provided scholarships and fellowships to more than 80 000 high achievers from developing countries in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.
From 2016 to 2019, the Facility will research, monitor and evaluate the Australia Awards contribution to international development, and Australia’s relations with overseas countries.
Over the next four years, the Facility will annually survey at least 1000 alumni from a chosen group, spanning a range of graduation years, from approximately 20 countries.
The year-one survey starts this month (November 2016) targeting alumni who completed their award between 2006 and 2010.
Researchers will be contacting selected alumni who are recipients of an Australia Awards Scholarship or Fellowship, or preceding awards such as an Australian Development Scholarship, Australian Leadership Award, Australian Partnership Scholarship, or a Colombo Plan Scholarship.
Watch this space for updates on Facility survey results and data.