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Australia-India Council 2019 Grant Round

Contact Details

Australia-India Council Secretariat

P: 02 6261 3833


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
28-Mar-2019 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
371004 - Public Diplomacy
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive



The Australia-India Council seeks to advance Australia’s foreign and trade policy interests by building awareness and understanding between the peoples and institutions of Australia and India. The objectives of the Australia-India Council 2019 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, the Council’s diplomacy efforts including by encouraging corporate investment in collaborations that advance Australia India relations


–    publicise the Council's activities as a means of encouraging broad support for the Council's role and the bilateral relationship.


To maximise impact, the Australia-India Council is looking for high quality applications that foster ground-breaking and catalytic collaborations and improve perceptions. In 2019, priority will be given to projects that: support the recommendations of the India Economic Strategy, an ambitious plan to transform Australia’s economic partnership with India out to 2035; projects that address an identified gap or need; projects co-funded by industry or that work to produce commercial collaborations; or projects that demonstrate a path to continuing in future years free from government funding.




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[1]


»    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


–    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 contact and 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. Only one application per university or institution will be eligible for approval. 







[1]The Australian Government recognises that some organisations may seek to form consortia in order to apply for a grant under the Program. Consortia are eligible to apply and the relevant conditions applicable to consortia are at 8.6 ‘Grant Applications from Consortia’


Grant Activity Timeframe:
Applications open 9 am (AEDT) Wednesday, 5 February 2019
Applications close 2 pm (AEST) Thursday, 28 March 2019
Assessment of applications 9-12 weeks
Approval of outcomes of selection process July 2019
Negotiations and award of grant agreements July 2019
Notification to unsuccessful applicants July 2019
Project activity to commence Before June 2020


Total Amount Available (AUD):
Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From - to $150,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:


You must submit your grant application in English on the application form, which can be downloaded at The application form contains a help function.


This is an online application form that must be submitted electronically. If you have any technical difficulties please contact SmartyGrants Help Desk (, +61 3 9320 6888 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday).


The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will not provide application forms or accept applications for this grant opportunity by fax or mail.


You must make sure that your application is complete and accurate and submitted in accordance with these Guidelines and the application form.

Other Instructions:

More information on the AIC Grant Round can be found here:

Contact Details

Australia-India Council Secretariat

P: 02 6261 3833


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