2017 Australia-India Council Grant Round

Applications for the Australia-India Council 2017-18 grant round are now open inviting funding applications from individuals and organisation in Australia for projects which promote people-to-people links and a contemporary and positive image of Australia and support for the Australian Government’s international policy goals. The Australia-India Council’s mission is to advance Australia’s foreign and economic policy interests by building awareness and understanding between the people and institutions of Australia and India. 
This year, the Australia-India Council (AIC) aims to attract new and different innovative projects that foster ground-breaking, catalytic collaborations that improve perceptions of Australia in India and/or of India in Australia giving priority to projects on education and skills, science, energy and technology advancement, resources and energy, agriculture, and infrastructure.
Between $600,000 and $700,000 will be awarded throughout Australia for a number of small, medium and one to two large projects.
The AIC 2017-18 grant round will close at 2pm (AEST) on Thursday 27 April 2017. The application form can be downloaded from https://dfat.smartygrants.com.au/AIC2017
This is an online application form that must be submitted electronically and please note that late applications will not be accepted.
Guidelines for the grant round are available here: http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/australia-india-council/grants/Pages/grants-guidelines.aspx
Also please note that only Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or Australian-based organisations are eligible to apply for AIC grants.  However, Indian citizens and organisations are strongly encouraged to work with their Australian partners to prepare proposals.  Individuals or organisations from India who do not have an Australian partner must contact AIC India to discuss their interest in the grants program.
Grant round outcomes will be known in August 2017. If you have any questions, please contact the Australia-India Council Secretariat, +61 (02) 6261 3833, ausindia.council@dfat.gov.au
Questions should be sent no later than Thursday 20 April 2017.