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The ISS Institute Fellowship programs explicitly recognise that specialised skill and knowledge gaps exist within Australian industry and that there is a need to create a more responsive, innovative, industry driven approach to up-skilling of the Australian workforce for the global marketplace.

Now more than ever Australia needs a skilled community of artisans, scholars, teachers, craftspeople, tradespeople, professionals, care workers, innovators, artists, and creatives.

Excluding the international travel component of the Fellowship program, all other aspects of the program have proceeded as normal with the assistance of information technology.


Pictured right: 2015 Fellow, Guy Grossi during his Sir James Gobbo Fellowship.

Fellowship Reports

Underpinning the Fellowship program is the expectation that all Fellows return to Australia and actively seek opportunities to disseminate their learnings and assume a role of influencer, innovator and change-maker within their industry sector or area of work. This approach ensures that the benefits and outcomes of the Fellowships achieve a far broader reach than the individual Fellows and facilitates impacts at an organisational, sectoral and community level.

The education sector, industry development and employment support.

Heritage, conservation, art and design.

Building & Construction, Architecture & Design, Environment & Sustainability.

Manufacturing, automotive, food, tourism, aquaculture and animal practices.


Fellows appointed over 30 years


Countries visited by Fellows


Industry sectors of Fellows

Fellowships Available

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Events 2022

ISSI holds regular events to celebrate the success of our Fellows.

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“The Fellowship program is a light in our sector. It provides unique opportunities for professionals to test their boundaries, innovate and inspire. I believe the true impacts of many Fellowships will not be felt immediately but form the foundation of advocacy. My Ffellowship means that a community facing many levels of disadvantage is now being looked at as a model of engagement. A journey that has willingly been shared with them, it is not my journey but ours!”

"This Fellowship allowed me to attend a nine week internship at the INSTAP centre in Eastern Crete. During which time I also visited 13 archaeological sites and three archaeological museums. This Fellowship has had a positive impact on my confidence in my abilities as a conservator as well as allowing me to develop my networking skills. I feel more prepared to step into private practice in Melbourne with better hand skills and experience of a wider range of treatments.``

"Wonderful opportunity and thank you for supporting our ability to look beyond our borders and see firsthand some amazing examples of best practice and inspiring programs."

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