Centre for Social Impact Swinburne

The International Special Skills Institute’s International Fellowship Program since 1990: A Retrospective Evaluation

The International Specialised Skills Institute’s International Fellowship program supports a large number of Australian and international leaders across a broad range of industries to undertake applied research that will benefit economic development through vocational training, industry innovation and advancement.

In the last 25 years, the International Specialised Skills Institute has provided fellowships to over 350 people through its ‘International Applied Research Fellowship Program’.

This evaluation project will assess the impact of the Fellowship Program in the last 25 years, with a particular focus on the benefits of the Fellowship to the individual, the flow on benefits to the specific sectors in which fellows were involved in, and the Fellowship’s contribution to policy change and society (the community). Overall, the evaluation will assess the return on investment of the International Applied Research Fellowship Program.

Project timeframe

October 2017 – March 2018

Research team

This is a commissioned research project and is funded via a research contract with the International Specialised Skills Institute that the CSI Swinburne has secured.

A project landing page is currently in development. Please direct any enquiries to Dr Kiros Hiruy.