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Australia-Japan Foundation 2020 Grant Round
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The Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) seeks to advance Australia’s engagement with Japan by supporting people-to-people linkages; amplifying and shifting perceptions of Australia in Japan to reflect contemporary Australia; and facilitating the promotion of the inventive, innovative capabilities that Australia brings to Australia-Japan collaborations across broad and ever sophisticated sectors. The AJF also seeks to bring to the fore, awareness of the ongoing vital importance of Australia and Japan on each other's foreign and trade policies by facilitating informed discussions. The objectives of the AJF are:
- to increase awareness and understanding in Japan of shared interests with Australia;
- to increase awareness and understanding in Australia of the importance of Japan to Australia as an economic and strategic partner; and
- to increase recognition in Japan of Australian excellence and expertise.
To achieve its objectives, the AJF will prioritise high quality programs particularly, but not exclusively, across any one of the three cross-cutting themes: youth; gender, diversity and inclusion; and innovation. Applicants must have capability and capacity to promote their project to a wide audience such as through effective media engagement (including social media).
Priority areas for 2020 are (in alphabetical order):
- Communication, Information and Advocacy
- Economic Diplomacy and Geopolitics
- Education and Australian studies
- Scientific innovation; and
- Society, Culture and Sport.
- To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:
- an Australian entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN), Australian Company Number (ACN), or Indigenous Corporation Number (ICN)
- an Australian consortium with a lead organisation
- an Australian 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 or permanent resident of Australia
- a Japanese citizen or organisation
- a well-established organisation in Japan with a business purpose to advocate for Australian business, education and/or cultural interests.
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 to commence, as specified in the application, and before 30 June 2021.
The end date of the grant activity, as specified in the application, and before 30 June 2023.
You must read the grant guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs) before starting an application. Visit the DFAT website at https://www.dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/australia-japan-foundation/grants
All applications must be submitted using SmartyGrants.