Alumni Grant Scheme 2018

The Australian Embassy announces a call for project proposals under the 2018 Alumni Grant Scheme (AGS) and will be accepting applications until 15 November 2018. The scheme will support short-term projects and activities of alumni that highlight Australian education, strengthen linkages between Australia and the Philippines, and contribute to the development of the Philippines. Project may commence as early as 15 December 2018 and be completed no later than 15 June 2019. The grant provides up to P 200,000 in seed funding for eligible projects.

Specifically, the Alumni Grant Scheme aims to:

  • provide alumni with opportunities to enhance and use their knowledge and skills;
  • develop, maintain and strengthen professional linkages and partnerships between alumni and the Australian government, Australian businesses, and public and private organisations and educational institutions;
  • connect alumni to each other across disciplines and professions, organisations and institutions, and geographic areas in order to share good practice and create opportunities for collaboration;
  • develop a network of alumni who view Australia in a positive light; and,
  • showcase Australia’s excellence as a global provider of high quality education and research.
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AGS PROJECTS

Eligible activities must:

  • Highlight and promote Australian education in the Philippines
  • Strengthen professional links of the alumni with Philippine and/or Australian institutions
  • Share their training, knowledge and skills with local communities or organisations
  • Create opportunities for joint public and private sector development activities and advocacies
  • Be innovative, sustainable and have a social media component
  • Respond to an immediate or short-term need that will provide substantial benefits and create a significant impact to the organisation and/or community
  • Promote gender equality, women’s empowerment and social inclusion
  • Be implemented in the Philippines

Examples of activities include:

  • Development activities. These activities will contribute to the development of a specific community or organization e.g. development projects, knowledge and technology transfer activities, workshops and public awareness campaigns.
  • Knowledge sharing activities. These are activities which facilitate knowledge and skills sharing, e.g joint research with Australian education institutions, delivery of training, seminars, workshops and journal or article publication.

The Australian Embassy has a strong commitment to empowering women and people with disability and strongly encourages alumni who apply to support this sector.

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ELIGIBILITY

The AGS Philippines is open to all Filipino nationals who have graduated from a recognised Australian tertiary education, including those that self-funded their study in Australia. It is also open to alumni who have graduated from short-term study or fellowship programs from recognised Australian institutions. Alumni can apply as an individual, group or on behalf of an alumni association.

AGS APPLICATION AND GUIDELINES

Alumni are encouraged to read the following documents before applying for the AGS:

Applications are accepted only through the online form. All project proposals must be submitted no later than the close of business day on 15 November 2018.  All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt. Selected proposals will be advised not later than 1 December 2018.

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