01.09.2014

Two grants programs to lift engagement in Asia > call for Australia based organisations

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is inviting applications from Australian-based organisations to apply for funding to host current and future leaders and mid-career professionals from eligible developing countries for short-term study and professional development in Australia.

The current grants round—Round 15—focuses on culture and sport.

Therefore, applications that focus onculture or sport and which demonstrate the proposed Fellowship’s contribution to development outcomes and strengthening partnerships with developing countries will be highly regarded.

The aim of the Australian Awards Fellowships is to strengthen partnerships and links between Australian organisations and partner organisations in developing countries, in support of Australia’s economic and public diplomacy objectives.

DFAT describes Australia's public diplomacy objectives as ‘raising awareness overseas of our country—as a great destination for tourism and education, an advocate for global trade liberalisation, and a trusted citizen of the Indo-Pacific region’.

Grants are up to $35,000 per fellow, with a maximum of 25 Fellows. Eligible applicants are Australian organisations with existing links with overseas counterpart organisations.

Deadline: 10 September

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Source: My Performing Arts Agency (fb)