Deadline: 26 March 2020
The Australia-Japan Foundation is seeking applications 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:
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- 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.
To achieve its objectives, the AJF will prioritise high quality programs particularly, but not exclusively, across any one of the three cross-cutting themes:
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- Communication, Information and Advocacy;
- Economic Diplomacy and Geopolitics;
- Education and Australian studies;
- Scientific innovation;
- Society, Culture and Sport.
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- Grant applications for a minimum of $10,000 or maximum of $40,000 per year and multi-year funding of up to three years will be considered.
- It is anticipated that most grants will be between $15,000 and $30,000 per year, depending on the scope of the grant activity and its complexity.
To be eligible you must:
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- 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;
- Be an Australian or permanent resident of Australia;
- Be a Japanese citizen or organisation;
- Be a well-established organisation in Japan with a business purpose to advocate for Australian business, education and/or cultural interests.
- And be willing to provide or develop child protection guidelines for your project if it involves people under the age of 18 years.
- 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 are not eligible to apply if you are:
- Not an Australian, a permanent resident of Australia or an Australian organisation and you are not a Japanese citizen or organisation.
- 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.
How to Apply
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Applications must be submitted electronically via given website.
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