EDA Study Tour Scholarship

The EDA Study Tour Scholarship Program is currently closed for applications.  The next round will open in the second half of 2018.

This unique professional development program invites applications from EDA members to attend international conferences, trade missions, undertake an internship or examine global best practice, economic development case studies.

The EDA Study Tour Scholarship program:

  • Encourages professional development for economic development practitioners
  • Provides intense learning opportunities for economic development practitioners
  • Encourages the sharing of best practice and innovative thinking in key economic development areas
  • Builds networks with national and international economic development practitioners and related agencies / organisations

Past Study Tours have involved members attending the joint Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) and Business Retention and Expansion (BREI) annual conference in New Orleans, a tour researching Chinese direct foreign investment, a visit to the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park, etc.

EDA Study Tour participants are required to share their findings and research with fellow EDA members through the EDA Journal and state and national conference presentations.  The program exposes EDA members to best practice, creative ideas and help them to establish professional relationships with practitioners from around the world. A maximum of $5,500 (inc GST) of matched funding will be provided to successful applicants.