Menzies School Leader Fellowship 

Supporting outstanding school leaders to further develop their leadership capacity

The Menzies School Leader Fellowship aims to support the development of leadership capability in schools. The award is open to principals, assistant principals and lead teachers at all Victorian primary and secondary schools. 

This new $1.5 million program is a partnership between the Menzies Foundation and the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. The program will work at the individual, school and system level to build leadership capability across the education sector to support student learning outcomes.

In 2019, four school leaders/lead teachers will each be awarded a Fellowship valued at $100,000 over three years. During this period, Fellows will be working with internationally renowned Laureate Professor John Hattie to explore how they can be supported in their leadership journey to build collective efficacy in their schools.

Each Fellow will receive $30,000 for a Collective Efficacy Project, $24,000 for professional development and travel, as well as membership of the University of Melbourne's Network of Schools program for each Fellow's school, worth $46,000, and membership of the Menzies Alumni.

The Menzies School Leader Fellowship will initially be piloted in Victoria, with the hope to expand it Australia-wide in future. 

Applications for the 2019 program closed on 21 December 2018. Fellows will be announced in February 2019.

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If you have any questions about the Fellowship please contact the Menzies Foundation on (03) 9070 3489 or at