ANZ and Brotherhood announce new ANZ Tony Nicholson Research Fellowship

12 December 2017

ANZ and the Brotherhood of St Laurence today announced a new research fellowship to support talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds – the ANZ Tony Nicholson Research Fellowship.

The Fellowship is named after the Brotherhood’s Executive Director, who concludes 13 years in the role at the end of the month, and the recipient will be based at our Research and Policy Centre in Fitzroy.

Recognising Mr Nicholson’s many years of leadership in advocating for disadvantaged people throughout Australia, it will help young people seeking a career in applied social policy research.

ANZ Chief Executive Officer Shayne Elliott said the fellowship will help talented young researchers contribute to the significant legacy Mr Nicholson has built across Australia’s social policy landscape.

‘Not only has Tony’s work helped countless Australians, his leadership has also been instrumental in the longevity and success of ANZ’s partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence,’ he said. 

Fellows will undertake a six month internship pursuing research in areas aligned to the Brotherhood’s program practice, and priority issues of shared interest with ANZ, including financial wellbeing, environmental sustainability and housing.

ANZ will contribute a seed donation to establish an annual six-month fellowship for a minimum period of 10 years. The Brotherhood will select the fellows.



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