EDA Study Tour Scholarship

The EDA Study Tour Scholarship Program is now open!

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.

Important dates:

Wednesday February 28 2018:               Applications open (click here to apply)

Monday, April 9 2018 (COB):                  Applications close

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.

Please note, applications close on COB Monday, April 9 2018.

Click here for EDA Study Tour Program Guidelines

Click here to complete the on-line application form