The Australia-Thailand Institute 2014-15 General Grant Program

Media release

26 March 2014

The Australia-Thailand Institute (ATI) has begun accepting applications for its 2014‑15 grants program. The call for applications opened on Monday 24 March and will close at 5pm, Friday 2 May 2014. Grants are available for innovative projects and initiatives to increase mutual understanding, institutional partnerships and people-to-people links between Australia and Thailand.

The ATI provides grant funding for arts and culture, science and technology, education, health and sport, public policy and media projects. Previous successful projects have included art and literary festivals, scholarships and educational exchanges, research partnerships, business exchange and surf lifesaving training programs.

Australia and Thailand have longstanding and deep connections. Our strong bilateral relations are reflected in extensive people-to-people links. Australia continues to be a leading destination for Thai students, with over 19,900 Thais studying in Australia in 2012. Thailand attracts large numbers of Australians for tourism and business – over 952,000 Australians visited Thailand in 2012.

The Australia-Thailand Institute was established by the Australian Government in 2005 to promote bilateral relations with Thailand and expand institutional and people-to-people links. Further information on the ATI is available at www.dfat.gov.au/ati or contact the ATI Secretariat at austhailand.institute@dfat.gov.au.