ADM Summer Fellowships


ADM Summer Fellowships support Christian women who demonstrate excellence in their field to undertake a focused project during the month of January (2–25 January 2018).

We welcome projects in any field of endeavour: academic, creative, cultural, theological, professional, not-for-profit, ministry, media, etc. Examples of project outputs include the creation of books, journal articles, resources, talks, research, media appearances, films, music compositions, artworks, grant submissions, products, services and initiatives.



Summer Fellows receive a bursary of AUD$3,000 and are provided with desk space in an office shared with other Fellows in the ADM premises, which is accessible outside office hours. Fellows are expected to work at ADM (however, flexible work arrangements can be requested –for example, for an artistic project that requires the use of a studio).

Summer Fellows receive free, priority access to Engage in the month of January, providing them with opportunities for professional development in public engagement skills, as well as forums for theological formation and avenues to connect with Christian mentors and networks.



To be eligible, applicants must be a Christian woman and be able to work at the ADM offices in Sydney. It is important that applicants have an understanding of Anglican Deaconess Ministries, as well as a personal commitment to, and alignment with, our mission to ‘raise up Christian women with theological formation for practical and public engagement’.

Closing date

Applications for 2018 ADM Summer Fellowships close on 30 September 2017, 5pm.


How to apply

Application pack includes information, conditions and application form



Email the Fellowships Manager


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Assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria.


  • A mature Christian faith and engaged in their local church, as well as a desire to pursue deeper theological engagement with their field of work, integrating faith and vocation
  • A high level of achievement and potential (assessed relative to the applicant’s field and opportunity, taking into account career interruptions)
  • The capacity and desire to develop skills in Christian public engagement

Fellowship project and outputs:

  • The quality of the specific Fellowship project and its outputs (assessed relative to the field)
  • The viability of the Fellowship project (likelihood that outputs will be completed in the time frame)
  • The potential to engage the public (or various publics, both Christian and non-Christian) with the specific Fellowship project and its outputs
  • Connections between the specific Fellowship project and Christian faith
  • The Kingdom impact of the specific Fellowship project and its outputs