Business, Community

International Relations Grants Program Australia-Indonesia Institute 2021

Funder:  Federal – Foreign Affairs

Grant Background: The International Relations Grants Program aims to promote institutional, community and people connections and a contemporary and positive image of Australia and support for the Australian Government’s international policy goals.

The expected outcomes of the Program are:

  • strengthened bilateral relationships in areas of mutual interest with particular countries and regions,
  • international networks, collaboration and connections between institutions and communities to build understanding, trust and influence,
  • enhanced Australian international reputation and reach through the promotion of our economic, creative and cultural, sporting, innovation and science, and education assets, and
  • increased understanding of Australians of the cultures and opportunities in each of these countries.

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Tech Science Communication
Business, Community, Rural & Regional

Smart Places Acceleration Programme

Funder:  NSW – Planning

Grant Background: The purpose of the Smart Places Acceleration Program is for the NSW Government to partner with place owners to co-invest in smart place initiatives and solutions across metropolitan and regional NSW.

The program will:

  • support economic and community recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • encourage partnerships with and co-investment from local councils and industry to deliver smart place initiatives
  • support progress and implementation of the NSW Smart Places Strategy and
  • ensure NSW remains the leading state in implementing smart places initiatives.

The program will accelerate the adoption of smart technologies and capabilities that can, for example, lead to better use of infrastructure, service delivery efficiencies and better customer outcomes across the state.

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Business, Health

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) provides grants for collaborative research projects with Indian partners. For Round 14 of the AISRF, your project must involve research in focused priority area and must be mutually beneficial for Australia and India.

Your project must be in a priority area, the priority areas for Round 14 of AISRF are:

Indo-Australian Science & Technology Fund:

  • Quantum technologies
  • Earth observation remote sensing
  • Groundwater resources management
  • Downstream processing, recycling and tailings reclamation of critical minerals.

 Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund:

  • COVID-19 long-term health impacts
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Digital health and telemedicine
  • Biomaterials (including bioplastics).

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Arts & Creative

Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: Cultural diplomacy plays a vital role in international relations, offering unique opportunities to foster mutual understanding and build relationships. The key aim of cultural diplomacy is sustained purposeful engagement to promote Australia’s cultural and creative industries overseas; to establish networks; and support ongoing collaborations and exchange.

Cultural diplomacy shows our core values and promotes Australia as an innovative, creative, diverse and tolerant nation; and as an attractive place to live, work, study, and invest.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support the economic and social recovery efforts of the Australian creative industry sector
  • promote Australia’s economic, artistic and cultural assets to an international audience
  • influence perceptions of Australia at home and aboard
  • build people-to-people and/or institutional links internationally
  • leverage existing partnerships and foster engagement with key stakeholders in line with DFAT’s

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Australia-Korea Foundation 2021 Grant

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF) was established by the Australian Government in 1992 to promote bilateral relations between Korea and Australia. The objectives of the Foundation are to:

  • increase public awareness of Australia in Korea and of Korea in Australia;
  • develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context; and
  • increase Australians’ capacity to effectively engage with Korea.

The AKF offers annual grant funding to organisations and individuals to support projects or activities which advance Australia’s engagement with Korea, including exchanges, partnerships and other collaborations in the general fields of business, education, academia, arts/culture and society.

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Council for Australian-Arab Relations 2021-22 Grant Round

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) 2021-22 Grant Round corresponds with Dubai Expo 2020, to be held from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, a significant public regional diplomacy opportunity for CAAR. Accordingly, the priorities for this round are aligned with the Dubai Expo 2020 themes and grant proposals are strongly encouraged to incorporate participation in, or links with, the Dubai Expo 2020 program.

Key priority areas: Successful grant proposals will align with at least one of the CAAR 2021-22 Grant Round priority themes of:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Health and Sport
  • Tourism
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Sustainability

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