Chief of Army Scholarship Program

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BLUF: The Chief of Army Scholarship Program reinforces Army’s intellectual foundation as an Army in Motion. Applications are due NLT 31 March 2020.

Duration: activities, employment or academic study is normally approved for any period not exceeding 12 months. Scholarships can be flexible to accommodate the completion of academic research requirements.

Selection Process: the Chief of Army personally selects scholarship recipients. Applicants are recommended by the Australian Army Research Centre (AARC) and the Career Management Agency (CM-A) based on merit assessment and the utility of the proposed research activity or employment back  to Army.

Application Process: applications should be submitted NLT 31 March 2020. The AARC have recommended that applicants include a statement addressing how the proposed research / study would advance the goals of the Chief of Army’s Army in Motion and the related Accelerated Warfare initiatives. More information and application forms can be found on DPN via CA Directive 37/14 .

Strands: the Chief of Army Scholarship Program is awarded annually in four strands:

  1. Trooper Jonathan Church Award. Awarded to junior soldiers and junior officers (Private to Captain) who personify Army’s core behaviours. Nominations and submission dates in accordance with CA Directive 37/16.
  1. Army Foundation Scholarship. Awarded to Sergeants to Lieutenant Colonels for the purposes of academic research or professional development. Case study here.
  1. Army Outplacement Program. Affords high performing / high potential Senior Non Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers and Officers (SGt-WO1 and LTCOL) to work in selected civilian organisations in order to gain exposure to contemporary corporate environments across a diverse range of sectors. Suitable candidates will be identified by CM-A.
  1. Army Strategic Scholarship. Awarded to a Colonel to attend a residential strategic studies course at Johns Hopkins University. Selection managed by the Senior Officer Manager.