Alternate route to grants opens up
THE Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) has opened applications to its 2022 study grant program, which this year includes a new award for business leaders in the
Business leaders and aspiring executives are invited to apply for up to $50,000 each in funding to develop their professional careers. Successful recipients will join an influential 237-member network, which has collectively created 2954 South Australian-based jobs since the scheme began in 2010.
The new Seeley International Imagineering Award has been added to this year’s program, and will be given to the scholar who has delivered an innovative engineering approach to a manufacturing business.
ILF chief executive Geoff Vogt said a record number of women participated in last year’s program, and the fund was encouraging more female leaders to apply for grants.
Into its 13th year, the ILF is funded by the private sector, and over the years has awarded 237 grants totalling $2.86m.
Past recipients include Karen Nelson-Field from the Centre for Amplified Intelligence, Redarc owner Anthony Kittel and Herve Astier from Neumann Space.
The easing of Covid-19 restrictions in recent months will allow international travel for up to 60 scholars who have delayed their study since 2019.
They will visit institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD Singapore, Oxford’s Said Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and MIT.
Other awards on offer to participants this year include the Colin J Peters Memorial Award, given to the most outstanding scholar, and the David B McNeil Award, which recognises a scholar attending the University of Adelaide’s Transformative Leadership Program, who also shows the most potential to contribute to
employment and wealth generation in SA.
Applications for this year’s program close on May 31.