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Maitri Fellowship Program 2023 - 24 Grant Opportunity

Contact Details

Centre for Australia India Relations (CAIR)


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
15-Jan-2024 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
371004 - Public Diplomacy
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Maitri Fellowships Program grant opportunity funding is available, each year, for three years from 2023-24 to 2025-26. The grant opportunity will fund the placement of experts working on foreign and trade policy issues (referred to from this point on as ‘Fellows’) in Australian and Indian academic and research institutions or ‘think tanks.’ The grant opportunity has three streams: long-term inward Fellowships (1-2 years) for Indian senior researchers (Level D – refer to guidelines) to come to Australia; long-term Fellowships allow for greater impact and deeper collaboration between senior research leaders, providing time for peer-review and publishing of written work. This funding stream will also support professional development of Professors through taking on a mentor role in the Centre’s Fellowship community.  Short-term inward Fellowships (up to 6 months) for Indian early to mid-career researchers (Level A - C, refer to guidelines) to come to Australia; and short-term outward Fellowships (up to 6 months) for Australian early to mid-career researchers (Level A - C) to go to India.  Short-term Fellowships will bring variety and institutional working level connections with Research Professors, enabling mentee-mentor partnerships. Funding mid-career professionals will boost experience in the Australia-India geoeconomic and geostrategic sector. By increasing expert experience, the grant round will elevate policy dialogue.




To be eligible for this grant opportunity, you must be an Australian academic or research institution in the below list:

  • Australian Strategic Policy Institute;
  • ANU National Security College;
  • ANU Tech Policy Design Centre;
  • United States Studies Centre
  • Australia-India Institute;
  • Asia Society;
  • PerthUSAsia Centre;
  • UNSW Institute for Global Development
  • Lowy Institute;
  • Griffith Asia Institute;
  • Centre for Independent Studies;
  • Asialink;
  • Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS);
  • Indo-Pacific Research Centre
  • Centre for International Security Studies (CISS);
  • Latrobe Asia; and
  • Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA).
Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $60,000.00 to $480,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

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Contact Details

Centre for Australia India Relations (CAIR)