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The Fellowship Programme

Our theme, Shaping change by collaborating for a healthier and safer world of work, reflects the necessity to hear and learn from voices from all corners of the globe. 

Applying to be a fellow is your chance to contribute to a global conversation, have your voice heard, and share in the global exchange of work health and safety knowledge and experiences. 

Applications are now open for a select number of in-person Fellowship placements to attend this conference. If you are a candidate from a low to lower-middle income economy, apply now. 

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Submit your application Fellowship policy

  • Be from a low or lower-middle income economy as defined by the World Bank   
  • Commit to travel to Sydney, Australia to attend the World Congress in person  
  • Have experience in work health and safety (personal or professional)  
  • Meet incoming and outgoing Australian visa eligibility requirements  
  • Commit to attending the conference and sharing your experiences and perspectives 
  • Answer an evaluation form following the conference 
  • Give candidates from low and lower-middle income economies a chance to attend the World Congress
  • Create opportunities for fellows to grow their professional network
  • Promote a global preventative culture in safety and health
  • Strengthen fellows’ capability to improve safety and health at work in their communities 
  • Grow the shared application of work health and safety practices by providing fellows with opportunities to exchange knowledge, ideas and solutions
  • Extend the global understanding of work health and safety practices by hearing fellows’ stories, perspectives and experiences.
  • Written applications can be made in English or French.
  • Written applications: a maximum of 100-word responses to each question 
  • Candidates should address the questions and include examples in their submission. 

By applying to the Fellowship Programme, you agree to these terms and conditions. 

The Fellowship is non-transferable.  Successful in-person fellows will receive: 

  • Return economy airfares direct to Sydney from your nearest international airport
  • Transport costs for travel in your home country to the nearest international airport Visa costs  
  • A maximum of 5 nights' accommodation in Sydney from 26 November – 30 November 2023
  • A daily monetary allowance from 26 November – 30 November 2023 inclusive  Return airport transfers (Sydney airport – accommodation – Sydney airport)
  • A ticket to the conference which includes all in-person conference entitlements and experiences.

Fellowships do not cover travel insurance and associated liability. The organiser is not responsible for any mandatory quarantine fees. The organiser is not responsible for arranging visas. Successful Fellows must apply for visas themselves and adhere to all visa conditions while visiting Australia. Travel and border responsibility rests with the individual arriving into Sydney, New South Wales. Please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for up-to-date information regarding international travel to Australia and COVID-19.

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Key Dates

Fellowship Submissions: Open Now
Fellowship Applications: Close 30 November 2022
Fellowship Offers: April 2023


The Fellowship is non-transferable.  

Apply now 

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