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2015-16 AII Expression Of Interest (EOI) Grant Round - Now extended closing 5pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for the 2015-16 Grant Round.

2014-15 AII Grant Round 2- Now closed

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) will call for Expressions of Interest for the 2015-16 Grant Round in March 2015. Please check the website for updates.

Masters of Indonesian Portraiture: heralding an era of cultural exchange

The Australia Indonesia Institute is pleased to support a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

More: Masters of Indonesian Portraiture: heralding an era of cultural exchange

AIYEP application round now closed

AIYEP application round now closed, the AII received a large number of applications, thank you to all who applied. Applications are now under consideration.

Outcomes expected to be notified by mid October 2014.

Masters of Modern Indonesian Portraiture – seminar

Tuesday 23 September, 1.30 – 5.00pm

Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) proudly supports the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery of Indonesia initiative, Masters of Modern Indonesian Portraiture exhibition.

More: National Portrait Gallery website

2014-15 AII Grant Round 2 – Call for Expressions of Interest

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for funding under the 2014-15 General Grants Round 2 Program.

Applications close: 3pm, Tuesday 7 October 2014.

Grant Round online application

Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) - applications now open (now closed)

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) invites applications from Australians aged between 21 and 25 years (at the time of departure to Indonesia), willing to represent Australia for two months in Indonesia during December 2014 to February 2015 as members of the AIYEP 2014-15.

Read more: Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) - applications now open (now closed)

Media release: Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program - Applications Now Open. (now closed) 31 July 2014

Win an Australian experience with Australia Plus Indonesia

Australia Plus Indonesia celebrates 4 months of success with a special competition offering a chance to win a unique Australian experience.

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Indonesia to welcome Australian students

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo Pacific in Australia and strengthen people-to-people and institutional relationships through study and internships undertaken by Australian undergraduate students in the region.

Indonesia is participating in the pilot phase of the program, and the first Australian students from universities around the country will begin arriving in Indonesia in the coming months.

The Australia-Indonesia Institute welcomes this exciting new initiative to build closer links with Indonesia and the Indo Pacific region.

Find out more about the New Colombo Plan.

Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award

The Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award commemorates the distinguished career of Elizabeth O’Neill OAM who died in service of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Indonesia on 7 March 2007. The Award builds on her tireless work to foster mutual understanding of Australia and Indonesia through accurate and informed media coverage.

The Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award is awarded to one journalist from Indonesia and one from Australia each year. The Award is open to high-achieving journalists from print, radio, television and online media organisations at any stage of their career. The recipients of the Elizabeth O'Neill Award for 2014 are Mr Bernard Lane, deputy higher education editor at The Australian and Ms Fitria Sofyani, features editor at Marie Claire Indonesia. Ms Sofyani will work on identifying ways to increase cooperation between Australia and Indonesia on women's empowerment and political participation while Mr Lane will report on the pilot stage of the New Colombo Plan and build professional networks in the region.

2014 Muslim Exchange Program

2014 Muslim exchange Program participants chatting
In April 2014 the AII welcomed five young Indonesian Muslim community leaders through the AII-supported Muslim Exchange Program (MEP) . This year's visitors included writers, scholars and teachers committed to interfaith understanding, women's empowerment and community engagement.

More information on the Muslim Exchange Program


Australia–Indonesia Youth Exchange Program

Participants of the 2011–12 AIYEP talk about their life-changing experiences in Riau and South Australia in celebration of the program's 30 year anniversary.

Last Updated: 23 October 2015