"Australia Awards aims to further develop the skills and expertise of Papua New Guineans so they can contribute to PNG's development. They are prestige awards offered by the Australian Government to PNG's existing and future leaders," the Australia Awards organisation said.
It adds that through study and research, "recipients develop the knowledge and skills to drive change, influence PNG's development and build enduring people-to-people links with Australia".
Applicants should visit the website for details on how to apply but Australia Awards cautions: "Before you start your application, first check that you meet the eligibility criteria. Once you're eligible you will be required to register and provide your contact information in order to receive the application form. This will be sent to your personal email address."