Public policy professional development scholarships (PPPDS)

About the program

The public policy professional development scholarships (PPPDS) program at Crawford School Executive Education (CSEE) presents ANU HDR students with the opportunity to attend National Executive Education courses free of charge. The aim of the program is to enhance the public policy capabilities and public service networks of ANU HDR students.

Application process

Scholarship places will be advertised at the beginning of each calendar year. ANU HDR students who are interested in attending a course should submit a one page ‘Expression of Interest’ to providing:

  • The reasons why you wish to attend the course(s), what personal and professional benefits you believe the scholarship will offer you, and how it aligns with your future research/career goals.

  • A preference list of two courses in the selected session which you would be available and interested in attending.

The application closing dates for 2018 are as follows:

  • Session 1 (1 April to 30 June 2018): by 0800 on 5 March 2018
  • Session 2 (1 July to 30 November 2018): by 0800 on 4 June 2018


  • The scholarship is for attendance at the nominated course only and any other associated expenses (travel, accommodation, parking, etc.) are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Executive Education reserves the right to cancel, interrupt or reschedule any course as necessary.

  • You may be asked to provide written feedback to the Manager of National Executive Education on the content and delivery of the course, or provide an interview/comments for promotional materials.

  • These courses are structured and delivered in an adult learning environment and you will be attending alongside fee-paying professionals from external organisations. You should engage fully in the professional development process and make the most of the opportunities for networking, skill enhancement and knowledge transfer.

  • You can select courses at any level, but it is recommended that you carefully consider which course level will most enrich your existing skill set.

Updated:  24 March 2017/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team