Research/Grant Opportunities

The Ian Potter Foundation – Community wellbeing program

The Ian Potter Foundation invites applications for its community wellbeing program. This supports organisations delivering early intervention program to communities. Such program might be concerned with:

  • transitioning from detention under the justice system;
  • reducing long-term unemployment, with a focus on youth;
  • assisting families at risk of, or experiencing, family violence to improve financial skills and maintain suitable, safe accommodation.

Closing: 19 April 2019 – For more information – Ian Potter Foundation

Capstone Editing

Capstone Editing invites applications for its mid-career researchers grant. This supports mid-career researchers through the preliminary stages of their research project, leading to the development of a research council funding application.

Applicants must be obtained their PhD within the past five to ten years.

One grant is available, worth up to AUD 5,000 for up to one year. Funds may cover software or equipment, travel, editing and data analysis costs.

Closing:  30 December 2018

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, via the Australia-China Council, invites applications for its grants. These support projects across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Australia that broaden and strengthen Australia-China relations in education, business, culture and the arts. Priority is given to projects under the following themes:

  • education projects that support solutions to enhance Chinese literacy, business and cultural capabilities of Australian institutions and people to effectively engage with China and promote education and knowledge connectivity;
  • economic diplomacy projects that promote diversity and growth and innovation of Australia’s trade investment relationship with China;
  • Australian study projects in China that consolidate and strengthen the Australian Studies in China program.

Activities should focus on mobility, capabilities and new areas of engagement. Funding is also available for projects related to the 45th anniversary of Australia’s diplomatic relations with China, and the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Australia-China council.

Individuals, organisations and consortia based in Australia may apply. Individual applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents. Joint applications may be accepted from non-Australian individuals or organisations who are working in partnership with Australian individuals, groups or organisations. Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply. Co-funding is favoured.

The budget is worth up to AUD 800,000. Grants are worth between AUD 5,000 and AUD 40,000 each.

Closing date:  28 March 2019

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