The Australia-India Council (AIC)
General grant round
The Australia-India Council general grant round is now closed. The Council received 42 applications for funding. The Board will sit on 7 March with applicants notified of the outcome soon after that.
20th Anniversary of the Australia-India Council
2012 marks the 20th Anniversary of the AIC. To commemorate this significant milestone, the Council is celebrating through the support of an exhibition, Kindness/Udarta Australia-India Cultural Exchange and the publication, Kindness/Udarta which provides a tangible record of 20 years of the AIC-supported cultural exchange program.
Australia-India Council - Gateway House Fellowship
The Australia-India Council in partnership with Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations is looking for an Australian Fellow to undertake a fellowship in India to enhance the understanding of strategic issues important to India and Australia bilaterally, regionally as well globally.
Gateway House is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, independent, membership-based, foreign policy think-tank established in 2009 in Mumbai, to engage the nation's leading corporations and individuals in debate and scholarship on India's foreign policy and its role in global affairs.
For more information about the Gateway House Fellowship, please contact the AIC Secretariat on (02) 6261 3833 (Australia) or via email Ausindia.email@example.com.
Australian Studies Fellowships
- Dr Rupakjyoti Borah (Senior Fellow), School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
- Research topic: Australia-India strategic convergence in the Indian Ocean region: Vision 2020
- Dr Gundre Jayachandra Reddy (Senior Fellow), Centre for Southeast Asian and Pacific Studies, Sri Venkateswara University
- Research topic: Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability in Australia: Lessons for India
- Mr Sibendu Chakraborty (Junior Fellow), Doctoral Research Scholar, Department of English, University of Calcutta
- Research Topic: Australian Aboriginal Theatre: Discourse of Protest and Nationalism against a Multicultural Backdrop in Jack Davis's Plays
- Ms Debamita Banerjee (Junior Fellow), Bengal Law College
- Research Topic: 'Threatened Waterways': Environmental Governance and Strategic Development Policy in Botany Bay Region ( NSW ) and Gangetic Delta (especially, River Hoogli around Calcutta)
- Dr Jayanta Kumar Saha (Senior Fellow), Department of Law, University of Burdwan
- Research topic: Curriculum Development: Re-defining Australian studies in law, media and human rights in Indian universities
- Ms Arpita Banerjee (Junior Fellow), Department of English, University of Calcutta
- Research topic: Indigenous Australian studies and gender studies
- Dr Smita Patil (Junior Fellow), School of Gender and Development Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
- Research topic: Politics of race, caste and gender: exploring the social spaces of indigenous women in Australia and dalit women in India
Australia – India Council Young Media Fellowships
The AIC Young Media Fellowships provide career development opportunities for promising young Indian print and television journalists in Australia. They also encourage long-term networks between Indian and Australian journalists and media organisations, and expose young Indian journalists to Australia.
Recipients spend three to four weeks in Australia researching and writing stories for publication or broadcast in India
- Ms Samhita Chakraborty, The Telegraph, ABP Pvt Ltd
- Research Topic: Tales of Tucker: Australia's Culinary Culture
- Ms Sarah Jacob, New Delhi Television (NDTV)
- Research Topics: Indian student experience in Australia/Australia's experience with building in appropriate safeguards for environmental protection/Australia travel reporting
- Mr Subhabrata Guha, Times of India
- Research Topic: Dry Nations: Water policy as a strategic geo-political intervention between India and Australia
- Mr Rishi Suri, The Daily Milap, New Delhi
- Research project: Australia and India - partners into the future
- Mr Nikhil Hemrajani, The Hindustan Times, Mumbai
- Research project: Bridges of Music - exploring Australia's music industry
- Ms Mausami Singh, IBN 7 Network 18, New Delhi
- Research project: Indian Aussies Down Under
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