Current scholars can apply for an Activity Grant of up to AUD 1,500.
Scholars will be responsible for finding an appropriate opportunity that aligns with one of the themes and enhances their Development Impact Linkages Plan (DILP).
Scholars will have to provide details of the activity, including cost, duration, and location, as part of the application. Examples of suitable opportunities include attending a conference or online course, participating in networking opportunities, memberships, training, or publishing research results.
Opportunities can be online or in-person. Overseas travel not permitted.
Please note that the Australia Awards team will not be responsible for finding an appropriate activity for a scholar.
In addition to the general eligibility criteria (listed below), applicants seeking an Activity Grant must:
- Have completed at least one semester of coursework.
- Have at least one semester of Scholarship left to complete (study end date on or after June 2024).
- Arrange all logistics associated with their attendance at the nominated activity.
- Commit to submitting a completion report, a summary of the activity/event, relevant photos, and quotes as required.
- Funding request must not exceed the AUD1,500 limit. Applying for funding for an activity that exceeds the grant limit suggests you will source external funding to complete the activity.
For the current round launching in July 2023, applications must be submitted by 15 August 2023 for any opportunity from October 1 2023 to March 31 2024. Scholars will be informed of their acceptance in September 2023. (Activities must not commence prior to receiving approval of funding.)
Grant activities must align with one or more of the following:
- activities that will complement the recipient’s studies in Australia.
- activities that will assist the recipient to develop personal and professional networks and partnerships.
- activities focused on the individual’s pursuit to make a difference in their lives and for their country.
In addition, scholars are encouraged to identify opportunities that align with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Partnerships for Recovery framework or the priority areas in the Australia Awards Global Strategic Framework 2021–2024, which include:
- health security
- economic recovery
- agriculture, fisheries & water
- building resilience (including to climate change and humanitarian disasters)
- education and health
- effective governance
- gender equality and women’s empowerment
- infrastructure, innovation & trade.
A scholar can receive a maximum of one professional development grant per academic year, with a maximum of two grants awarded to any scholar over their Scholarship duration. We anticipate advertising more activity grant rounds, as well as an Internship Round. Stay tuned for details.