Australia-India Council Grant 2017: Advancing Australia’s Foreign and Trade Policy Interests

Deadline: 27 April 2017

The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is seeking applications for its Australia-India Council Grant 2017 in order to advance Australia’s foreign and trade policy interests by building awareness and understanding between the peoples and institutions of Australia and India.

Objectives

  • 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.

Priority Areas

  • Education and skills
  • Science
  • Energy and Technology advancement
  • Resources and Energy
  • Agriculture
  • Infrastructure

Grant Information

  • In 2017-18 between $600,000 and $700,000 in total is expected to be available for this grant opportunity, subject to appropriation.
  • Grants will be provided to a number of small, medium and one to two large projects (up to a maximum of $150,000 each) that demonstrate a clear capacity to maximise impact by fostering ground-breaking and catalytic collaborations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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)
    • a consortium with a lead organisation
    • 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
    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • 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 contact and driver of the project and is eligible as per the list.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Australia-India Council Grant.

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