The Ilan Style Fellowship - A Partnership with AIATSIS
Ilan Style has proudly collaborated with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in Canberra for the Ilan Style Fellowship. The Fellowship offers the opportunity for a Torres Strait Islander to undertake a language revitalisation project at AIATSIS. This visionary initiative is poised to enrich the lives of emerging Torres Strait Islander scholars, their families, and communities.
Giving Back and Paying it Forward - Kerry Arabena's AIATSIS Journey
Guided by the vision of Professor Kerry Arabena, a Torres Strait Islander woman and Founder of Ilan Style, this collaboration holds profound meaning. Kerry's unique perspective as a past AIATSIS Fellow infuses the Ilan Style and AIATSIS partnership with authenticity and a personal connection. Her own journey began from countless hours in the AIATSIS library, which led her into academia, then successful business ownership and entrepreneurship - with many milestones along the way! This story exemplifies the profound impact and ripple-effect of fostering scholarship. And now Kerry is giving back to other students, to create her legacy as a proud benefactor.
About the Ilan Style Fellowship
The Ilan Style Fellowship is poised to empower Torres Strait Islander scholars, students, and community members contributing to language revitalisation, and fostering a new generation of cultural heritage custodians.
Benefits of the Fellowship include:
- Financial support for travel, accommodation and living expenses.
- Access to AIATSIS facilities, including workstations, ICT and corporate services support.
- Assistance from AIATSIS Access and Family History unit in identifying and accessing relevant collection materials.
- Sponsored attendance at the AIATSIS Summit (3-7 June 2024).
Read more about the Ilan Style Fellowship here.
Expressions of Interest
Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Ilan Style Fellowship 2024 are now open! For more information and to apply click the button below.
Applications close 1 April, 2024.