Entries Open for SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award 2016/2017!

Deadline: 31 May 2017

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Government of Australia has announced the call for entries for the SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award (SAELA) 2016/2017 with the theme “Addressing Barriers to Inclusion”.

Addressing Barriers to Inclusion is Priority Area number 2 in SEAMEO Education Agenda 2015-2035. In this Priority, SEAMEO is to work towards and promote efforts in “addressing barriers to inclusion and access to basic learning opportunities of all learners through innovations in education delivery and management to provide for the previously inaccessible and vulnerable groups.” In addition, this priority area affirms the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 which is to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

SAELA gives recognition and financial assistance to projects or proposals that demonstrate education cooperation between Australia and Southeast Asia to bring about a better quality of life through positive relations, education advancement, cultural harmony, innovation, and research.

Objectives

  • To showcase education, training and research cooperation activities and the value these have in fostering stronger people-to-people and institutional links;
  • To provide opportunity for sharing and learning of new ideas on education cooperation; and
  • To promote development of effective education partnerships between countries, organizations, and communities.

Innovative Projects or Proposals

SAELA seeks to acknowledge and reward innovative projects or proposals that demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Effective and inspiring efforts of individuals, groups of people, education institutions or organizations to improve education cooperation and linkages across the SEAMEO region and between SEAMEO member countries and Australia;
  • Recognition of diversity of individuals and sectors in promoting cross-border partnerships on education and thereby inter-cultural understanding;
  • Support to integration/regionalization of education while promoting the importance of and respect for local wisdom;

The innovation will be in the field of education cooperation between Australia and Southeast Asia.

Award Information

  • Winner will receive a grant of AUD$10,000 to support activities of the winning project.
  • Winner will be honoured and receive the grant and Plaque of Recognition at the 49th SEAMEO Council Conference, 24 – 26 July 2017 in Indonesia. A round-trip economy air ticket from his/her home country will be provided, including pre-determined accommodation and stipend.

Eligibility Criteria

  • SAELA is open to any national (individual or organisation) of a SEAMEO Member Country: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.
  • Entrants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Staff members of the SEAMEO Secretariat, SEAMEO Regional Centres and their employees and families are not qualified to compete for this Award.
  • By submitting an entry, the entrant gives SEAMEO Secretariat and the Australian Government permission to use the information submitted including photos and other media for publication and publicity purposes.

Examples of Eligible Entries

  • Entries should present excellent examples of education-related initiatives (either ongoing or proposed) in Southeast Asia and with participation of a country or countries in Southeast Asia and Australia. Entries could be (but not limited to) the following:
    • capacity development for teachers
    • support for development of curriculum and educational materials
    • research consortium
    • advocacy and networking
    • media collaboration
    • community-based development work
  • Initiatives and proposals should demonstrate the links created or to be created between a country or countries in Southeast Asia and Australia. Examples of these are cooperation in providing technical expertise, adopting/adapting noteworthy practices, technology transfer, and others.
  • Proposals however should not be activities that might be more effectively supported through the Australian Government’s Australia Awards scholarships program such as scholarships and research in Australia. For proposals of this nature, see australiaawards.gov.au.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award.

Latest Funds for NGOs

DST Call for Notification of Intent (NoIs): Inviting Applicants for Smart Grids Programme

U.S. Department of Justice: Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program

Nepal Health Research Council: Seeking Applications for Health Research Grant

U.S. Embassy in Armenia: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Competition

Native Voices Rising: Strengthening Native-led Organizations in the United States

Australia Council for the Arts: Seeking Applications for Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund

UNDP Call for Proposals: Peace Building Fund in Somalia

United States Embassy in Tirana, Albania: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

U.S. Mission to India: Empowering Youth to Combat GBV

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law: Seeking Applications under NGO Legal Enabling Environment Program

U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia: 2017 Counter-Disinformation Special Grant Competition

Swiss – Finnish Promotional Call for Eurostars Projects in Life Sciences

USAID/HUB: Agricultural Trade Technology Identification, Promotion and Investment in East Africa

EU Call for Proposals: Grant Scheme for Grassroots Civil Society Organizations (GRS) in Turkey

Inspire Egypt Programme Fund: Providing Support for the Voluntary and Social Entrepreneurship Sectors in Egypt

USAID-Kenya: Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity

U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia: Seeking Applications for Media Literacy Program

Call for Project Proposals: EUREKA Celtic-Plus European Research Initiative to Support R&D Projects

DFID: Independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Provider for the Good Governance Fund

Applications Open for NYCI’s Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme Programme!

British Embassy Montevideo Call for Bids: Montevideo Project Fund 2017

U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia: Seeking Applications for Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program

USAID/Guinea Malaria Bilateral: Addressing Critical Malaria Prevention & Control Issues in Guinea

Swedish EPA Call for Proposals: Supporting Projects in the Field of Sustainable and Efficient Transport Systems

* indicates required

You have Successfully Subscribed!