Scholarship Description:The Australia-Japan Foundation invites applications for projects in 2011-12 which support its objectives to:
- increase understanding in Japan of shared interests with Australia;
- increase understanding in Australia of the importance of Japan to Australia as an economic and strategic partner; and
- increase recognition in Japan of Australian excellence and expertise.
In 2011-12, funding priority will be given to projects and programs that strengthen Australia’s relationship with Japan through people-to-people engagement across a diverse range of sectors. These include projects relating to the bilateral economic and trade relationship (particularly the Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement), regional and international security issues, society and culture, education, science and technology and to advocacy, media and communications.
Individuals, organisations or a collaboration of both may apply for AJF grant funding. Where a conflict of interest exists, or may be perceived to exist, the AJF Secretariat should be contacted to clarify eligibility and/or obligations under Commonwealth conflict of interest guidelines.
Generally, the AJF does not fund projects over more than two successive years. The AJF Secretariat should be contacted to clarify eligibility if you have previously received an AJF grant.If you have submitted an application in a previous AJF grant funding round but have been unsuccessful, you are encouraged to reapply for funding in future rounds.No person or organisation may hold more than one AJF grant at any given time.Grants will not be provided to individuals or organisations that have failed to provide a proper acquittal of an earlier grant provided by the AJF.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 18 March 2011
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