The Australia-Japan Foundation seeks proposals to advance Australia’s engagement with Japan by supporting people-to-people linkages; amplifying and shifting perceptions of Australia in Japan to reflect contemporary Australia; and facilitating the promotion of the inventive, innovative capabilities that Australia brings to Australia-Japan collaborations across broad and ever sophisticated sectors.
The Australia-Japan Foundation also seeks to bring to the fore, awareness of the ongoing vital importance of Australia and Japan on each other’s foreign and trade policies by facilitating informed discussions.
The objectives of the Australia-Japan Foundation are:
- to increase awareness and understanding in Japan of shared interests with Australia;
- to increase awareness and understanding in Australia of the importance of Japan to Australia as an economic and strategic partner; and
- to increase recognition in Japan of Australian excellence and expertise.
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.
- Communication, Information and Advocacy
- Economic Diplomacy and Geopolitics
- Education and Australian studies
- Scientific innovation
- Society, Culture and Sport
- The Australian Government has announced a total of $800,000 is available in 2020-21 for this grant opportunity, subject to appropriation.
- The minimum grant amount is $10,000 AUD.
- The maximum grant amount is $40,000 AUD.
- It is anticipated that most grants will be between $15,000 AUD and $30,000 AUD per year.
- The maximum grant period is three years.
To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:
- an Australian entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN), Australian Company Number (ACN), or Indigenous Corporation Number (ICN)
- an Australian consortium with a lead organisation3
- an Australian registered charity or not-for-profit organization
- an Australian local government body
- an Australian State/Territory government body
- a corporate Commonwealth entity
- an Australian statutory authority
- an Australian or permanent resident of Australia
- a Japanese citizen or organization
- a well-established organization in Japan with a business purpose to advocate for Australian business, education and/or cultural interests.
For more information, visit https://www.dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/australia-japan-foundation/grants