Deadline: 30 May 2017
The Australian Government Department of Foreign and Trade (DFAT) is seeking proposals for its Pacific Research Program with an aim to contribute to the goal of economic resilience, poverty reduction, security and stability in the Pacific region.
The Program will support that goal by contributing to sound policy-making and program design by the Government of Australia and its partner governments and organisations, through the provision of relevant evidence, effectively communicated.
- Produce high-quality policy relevant research that is available, accessible and communicated to policy makers and program designers in Australia, the Pacific and from around the world.
- Play a central role in fostering and facilitating a strong and vibrant Pacific-Australia-New Zealand-wide network of research on the Pacific.
- Connect to Australia’s broader engagement with the Pacific and fosters a greater knowledge and understanding of the Pacific among the Australian community.
- Demonstrate through external mid-term peer review a high degree of effectiveness in contributing to evidence-based policymaking and program design primarily in Australia and also the Pacific and around the world.
The Pacific Research Program will provide $20 million over four years.
- Applications are open to Australian based organisations or consortium with an Australian Based Lead Organisation.
- Organisations submitting proposals must not have any reason preventing them from operating in Australia and the Pacific.
- Organisations should note that individuals with conflicting commitments and current and Former DFAT Employees must not be included in the Activity
- Proposal or as individuals who may be engaged by the applicant if selected through the assessment process described in this Guideline. DFAT may reject any Activity Proposal which does not disclose the fact that a proposed team member has an existing and continuing commitment to another project or activity.
- Activity Proposals compiled with the assistance of current DFAT employees or Former DFAT Employees will be excluded from consideration.
- Former DFAT Employee means a person who was previously employed by DFAT, whose employment ceased within the last 9 months, and who was substantially involved in the design, preparation, appraisal, review and or daily management of the program to which this grant program relates.
- Consortia that include international organisations are eligible as long as there is an Australian Based lead organisation.
- Consortium proposals must be accompanied by a separate letter from each partner providing information about itself, noting the relationship between the Lead Organisation and partner organisation(s) and expressing the intent to collaborate.
- The Lead Organisation in a consortium will be accountable for all funds. The Grant Agreement shall be signed with the Lead Organisation, and the Lead Organisation is responsible to DFAT for the performance of the consortium under the Grant Agreement to achieve the objectives as required. Organisations may be involved in several consortia and proposals.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must download the proposal form via given website.
For more information, please visit Pacific Research Program.