Economic Development Australia (EDA) members are exclusively invited to apply for the EDA Study Tour Scholarship Program.
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.
A maximum of $5,000 (excl. GST) of matched funding will be provided to successful recipient.
The EDA Study Tour Scholarship program not only allows participants to connect with their global industry, it is a great example of how EDA provides valuable benefits to its members and assists Australian economic development practitioners boost knowledge, skills and performance.
Examples of previous Study Tour Scholarship reports can be viewed here:
- What Can Australia’s ED Practitioners Learn from Digital Entrepreneurship in USA & NZ?
- Learnings from a Super Aged Society
- The Revitalisation of Bourbon Street
- How Creative Industries Can be a Lever for Economic Development
Applications close at 5pm (AEST) on Friday February 14, 2020.
Winners from the last round
Economic Development Australia (EDA) is delighted to announce Paul Johnson and Ann Niddrie as the successful recipients of the EDA Study Tour Scholarship Program (Round 2, 2018).
Paul Johnson from Wellington Shire Council will visit San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe, Texas and Auckland where he will immerse himself in the magnitude and value of digital co-working spaces and study how they stimulate the economy and tech innovation.
Paul will apply this learning to focus on how local government can play a more active role in establishing these facilities, including councils located outside major cities.
Ann Niddrie is the creative industries cluster manager at Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise and will visit the US and Europe to study and liaise with other globally competitive creative clusters to inform the future direction of MTNS MADE, the innovative Australian Creative Industries Cluster based in the Blue Mountains.
Congratulations to both recipients! Another EDA Study Tour Scholarship Program round will be announced early in 2019. 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.