ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellowships


The ASEAN-Australian Health Security Fellowship Program with the Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology) Program aims to foster professional development of field epidemiologists who are competent using epidemiological methods to detect and respond to a wide range of public health issues. Through delivering capacity-building research and training programs in the ASEAN region, cross-border collaboration will be strengthened enabling effective preparedness for prompt responses to the health threats of the future across the region.

Field placements and projects

Fellows undertaking the MAE are will undertake their research projects in a field placement in specified ASEAN countries for the duration of the program. Field placements may be a department within the Ministry of Health or other suitable institution. As a MAE scholar you will contribute directly to the public health functions and activities of your field placement. Field projects to fulfil the course requirements are selected in consultation with field and academic supervisors. They will be relevant to the workplace, aligned with national priorities and have a significant translational impact on policy and practice for the country.


While on the program, MAE scholars will have a field supervisor who is an experienced field epidemiologist, and an ANU academic supervisor. Scholars and supervisors communicate via regular teleconferences and field visits where practical.

How to Apply

Applications for 2020 are closed.

Applications for 2021 will open mid 2020, please check this page for updates. If you would like to be added to our database to be notified when applications open, or for further information on the application process email Please do not submit an application until the application process opens.

Further information

Further details about the Conditions of Award for the ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellowship can be found here.

If you would like further information specific to the Fellowships or academic program, please email your questions to