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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO27

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
27-Mar-2017 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
371004 - Public Diplomacy
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Overseas
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Australia-ASEAN Council's (AAC’s) mission is to increase knowledge and promote Australia's interests in South-East Asia by initiating and supporting activities designed to enhance awareness, understanding and links between people and institutions in Australia and ten South-East Asian countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

In 2017-18, the AAC priorities are:

  • Malaysia (60th Anniversary of Independence and Diplomatic Relations with Australia, 2017)
  • ASEAN 50th Anniversary

The funding priorities of the Australia-ASEAN Council 2017 grant round are:

  • Increase people-to-people linkages between Australia and South-East Asian countries, particularly between people and institutions that have the capacity to influence others;
  • Increase knowledge and understanding in Australia of South-East Asian countries, and the opportunities they present; and
  • Enhance awareness and understanding in Australia and South-East Asia of each other’s cultures, values and traditions.

Knowledge development is the overarching theme for the grant round. Funding priorities will focus on women in leadership, collaboration and innovation across three key sectors:

  1. Trade and economic development
  2. Technology and entrepreneurship
  3. Culture and education

To be eligible you must:

  • be one of the following entity types:

    • an Australian entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN)

    • a consortium with a lead organisation

    • a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation

    • an Australian local government body

    • an Australian State/Territory government body

    • a corporate Commonwealth entity

    • an Australian statutory authority

    • be an Australian or permanent resident of Australia

  • and be willing to provide or develop child protection guidelines for your project if it involves people under the age of 18 years.

Applications from consortia are acceptable, provided you have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible as per the list above.

Individuals who intend the grant to be administered by a university should apply on behalf of the university, i.e. your university is the applicant.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

The grant round will close at 2pm (AEST) on 27/3/17.  Grant agreements will be negotiated in July-August for projects starting before June 2018.

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From $10,000.00 to $50,000.00