2013-14 Grants and Scholarships Rounds are now open
The Australia-Korea Foundation 2013-2014 Grants Round and Scholarships Round are both currently open.
The Grants and Scholarships Rounds will close on 21 April 2013.
The objectives of the Australian-Korea Foundation are to:
- Increase public awareness of Australia in Korea, and of Korea 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 Korea.
The AKF has designated the following priority areas for 2013-14. However, please note that the Foundation will also consider applications in other areas, such as projects which advance Australia's engagement with Korea by supporting cultural, academic, business/community exchanges, partnerships and collaborations.
Korean Language and Literacy
Projects which develop the language and cross-cultural skills of Australians to effectively engage with Korea and build a deeper understanding of Korean society, politics and the economy, including language studies and student/professional exchange programs.
Green Growth and Environment
Projects which establish new partnerships or build on existing collaborations between institutions or peak bodies and their counterparts in Korea, particularly in emerging fields of research and development related to green growth, environment, technology and agricultural initiatives.
Projects which utilise digital services to encourage a greater awareness and knowledge of contemporary Australian culture and society in Korea, and promote understanding of Korean society in Australia.
Sport and Community (with focus on soccer/Asian Cup 2015)
Projects which develop sporting and community ties between Korea and Australia, especially related to the upcoming Asian Cup to be hosted by Australia in early 2015. In particular, community events and activities leading up to the tournament and the visit of the Korean national team which seek to promote sporting linkages between the countries are encouraged.
Applications for the 2013-14 Grants Round and Scholarships Round are both currently open for projects and activities which will commence July/August 2013 and be completed by September 2014. However, applications for projects which commence earlier then August 2013 are also encouraged, but please highlight any earlier starting dates clearly in your proposal.
All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome in late June/early July 2013.
|Closing date for submitting applications||Sunday 21 April 2013 (midnight)|
|Unsuccessful applicants notified||Mid-June 2013|
|Successful applicants notified pending funding allocation for the 2013-2014 Financial Year*||Mid June 2013|
|Processing of grant agreements for successful applicants once DFAT’s 2013-2014 Financial Year funding is allocated||Early July 2013|
* Successful applications will be subject to the AKF receiving full funding from the government as of 1 July 2013.
Frequency of AKF Grant Funding Rounds
Generally, the AKF Secretariat will conduct one major grant round each financial year, advertised on the AKF website. Only if further funding becomes available, then a subsequent ‘intersessional’ grant round* may be held within the financial year, and also advertised on the AKF website.