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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO3673

Australia-India Council 2020 Grant Round

Contact Details

Email Address:

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
14-Apr-2020 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
371004 - Public Diplomacy
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories, Overseas
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The objectives of the Australia-India Council Grant Program are to:

-raise awareness of Australia in India, and of India in Australia, in a way that encourages further growth in relations between the two countries, including in the trade and investment relationship
-promote exchange and collaboration between Australian and Indian organisations in fields of relevance to the bilateral strategic partnership
-deliver high quality programs that demonstrate Australia’s economic credentials and technical excellence to influential audiences in India
-seek community involvement in, and private sector support for Australian engagement with India, including by encouraging corporate investment in collaborations that advance Australia-India relations
promote examples of successful bilateral relationships.


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), or Indigenous Corporation Number (ICN)
• 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
• an Australian citizen or permanent resident; and 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 contact and driver of the project, and is eligible 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. Only one application per university or institution will be eligible for approval. 

Grant Activity Timeframe:

-Applications open 09:00 Wednesday 5 February 2020
(Canberra time, UTC +11)
-Applications close 14:00 Thursday 26 March 2020
(Canberra time, UTC +11)
-Assessment of applications 9-12 weeks
-Shortlisted applicants notified June 2020
-Shortlisted applicants to present proposal to the Board via video link or in person in one of the capital cities July 2020
-Approval of outcomes of selection process July 2020
-Negotiations and award of grant agreements July 2020
-Notification to unsuccessful applicants July 2020
-Project activity to commence Before June 30 2021
-Project end date Specified in application and reflected in grant agreement

Instructions for Application Submission:

All applications must be submitted electronically using Smartygrants online application form


Other Instructions:

Grant applications must be in English

No late applications will be accepted

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