Applications are now open for the Australia-Indonesia Institute Grants to support continuity in people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and Indonesia across sectors for broad access and impact opportunities.
The Australia-Indonesia Institute seeks to strengthen the Australia-Indonesia relationship in ways that enhance mutual understanding and people-to-people links Australia-Indonesia Institute | Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- The objectives of the Australia-Indonesia Institute 2023 grant program are:
- increase public awareness of Australia in Indonesia, and of Indonesia in Australia, and the importance of the bilateral relationship
- develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context
- increase Australians’ capacity to effectively engage with Indonesia.
Key Priority Areas
- This year’s Grants Round will support grants highlighting content relating to the key thematic areas below;
- Grants with a focus within one of these key priority areas will:
- Build strong people connections based on trust, understanding and increased language literacy between Australia and Indonesia
- Utilise media, arts and culture to communicate widely and influence broadly
- Increase dialogue and access to the health, science and technology agendas
- Engage economic and business stakeholders to shape the current and future bilateral relationship
- Grant Size:
- In FY 2023-24, approximately $450,000 is available for AII grant opportunities.
- Grant applications for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $50,000 per year will be considered.
- Grant Duration:
- The maximum grant period is across one year of single-year funding.
- You must complete your grant/project by the end date designated in your application and agreed by the Australia-Indonesia Institute Board. Following the grant/project period, an evaluation period of one month (30 days) will commence.
- Grant extensions of no more than one year from the original grant end date may be considered in exceptional circumstances. An extension can be requested by phone but must be confirmed and approved by the Australia-Indonesia Institute Secretariat in writing. A contract amendment will also be agreed and signed by the grantee and Australia-Indonesia Institute Secretariat.
- 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 organisation
- an Australian 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
- an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
- a citizen or organisation from Indonesia.
- and be willing to provide or develop child protection guidelines that meets the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Child Protection Policy for your project if it involves people under the age of 18 years.
- be one of the following entity types:
- Applications from Indigenous Australians and organisations, and Indonesian organisations are strongly encouraged.
- Applications from consortia are acceptable.
- Individuals who intend the grant to be administered by a university should apply on behalf of the university, i.e. your university is the applicant.
- You cannot use the grant for the following:
- capital expenditure, including purchase of real estate and vehicles
- purchase of equipment (for example, musical instruments, computers, videos, photographic or printing equipment)
- the covering of retrospective costs or recurrent funding of activities
- activities assessed by the AII Board which are already commercially viable in their own right
- activities which will provide commercial advantage to the applicant (e.g. promotion of the applicant’s own business)
- costs incurred in the preparation of a grant application or related documentation
- subsidy of general ongoing administration of an organisation such as electricity, phone, rent, salaries (including for research assistants or administrative staff), honorariums or administrative charges levied by the applicant’s organisation,
- activities for which other Commonwealth, State, Territory or Local Government bodies have primary responsibility (e.g. academic research, assistance to business, development assistance projects),
- activities undertaken by primary or high schools, including study tours, where travel by a significant number of students is the principal element of the proposal
- scholarships to individual students
- completed projects
- You are not eligible to apply if you are:
- an organisation, or your project partner is an organisation, included on the National Redress Scheme’s website on the list of ‘Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme’
- Not an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or an Australian organisation and you are not a citizen of, or organisation from Indonesia
- A previous applicant who has failed to provide a full and proper acquittal of an earlier IRGP grant
- you may provide an interim report with the agreement of the relevant Secretariat where existing grant funding will be expended prior to the commencement of the new grant requested.
For more information, visit Australia-Indonesia Institute.