Australia-Korea Foundation 2019 Grant - Applications now open!

Australia-Korea Foundation 2019 Grant - Applications now open!

Grants and funding


The objectives of the Australian-Korea Foundation (AKF) are to:

  • increase public awareness of Australia in Korea, and of Korea in Australia, and the importance of the bilateral relationship

  • develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context

  • increase Australians’ capacity to effectively engage with Korea.

Key priority areas

  • Building cultural understanding

  • Reciprocal Australian and Korean studies

  • Technological and scientific innovation

  • Trade diplomacy and geopolitics

Frequency of grant rounds

Generally, the AKF will conduct one major grant round each financial year, advertised on the AKF website and facebook page. Applications will be received February-April for projects in the following financial year. If further funding becomes available, a subsequent 'inter-sessional' grant round may be held within the financial year.


Opening date Early February

Closing date for submitting applications Early April

Unsuccessful applicants notified Early July

Successful applicants notified Early July

Processing of grant agreements for successful applicants Late July

Grant amount

Grant applications for a minimum of $5,000 or maximum of $40,000 per year up to three years will be considered. It is anticipated that most grants will be between $15,000 and $30,000 per year, depending on the scope of the grant activity and its complexity.

Co-contributions from your Korean partner and other parties strengthen your application.

For the 2019 grant guidelines, please click in Australia-Korea Foundation 2019 Guidelines [PDF]

International Relations Grants Program Australia-Korea Foundation 2019 Guidelines

Opening date: 9am (AEDT) on 1-Feb-2019

Closing date and time: 2pm (AEST) on 28 March-2019

Commonwealth policy entity: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Co-Sponsoring Entities: Not Applicable

Enquiries: If you have any questions, please contact the Australia-Korea Foundation Secretariat:

Date guidelines released: 18 December 2018

Type of grant opportunity: Open competitive

For the more information, please visit to DFAT website or facebook.

Please click for the application.

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