What is the REAP?

The REAP is an important requirement that you need to accomplish to make it to the Australia Awards program.



REAP Proposal

Here are some key points to consider in your REAP proposal:

Key Points to Consider in the REAP Proposal

Relevance of REAP

01 Responsive to the opportunity
or problem of the host organisation

02 Responsive to Gender Equality,
Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI)


01 Aligned to the priority fields of study

02 Aligned to the Philippines Development Plan and the Australian Government’s Philippines COVID-19 Development Response Plan


01 REAP should be implemented within 1-2 years upon scholar’s return

02 Strategy for resources and financial support


01 Could also be an improvement of a current system

02 Features new methods; advanced and original


01 Gains of the REAP i.e. output will be used and can be institutionalized

Watch the video below for a step-by-step guide on how to fill out the REAP proposal section in the online application form. You may also download this Annotated REAP as your reference.

The program values gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI). Watch this video for tips in developing a GEDSI lens in designing your REAP.

REAPs in Action

REAP Video

Quotation Image-01.png My REAP is the first asphalt road in the Philippines made with plastic bags and constructed in a heavy traffic national road.Quotation Image right 01.pngNeilsen Campit, Master of Environment and Sustainability, Monash University | Department of Public Works and Highways

REAP Stories

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Quotation Image-01.png C&C is a convergence of my REAP and the vision of what I want to do in my life. The dream of running a socially-centered business started when I was still in college, the whole experience of studying in Melbourne gave me the business tools and technical know-how, and it was the REAP that crystalised and validated my dream to jumpstart C&C.Quotation Image right 01.png - Monica Co, Master of Management (Marketing), University of Melbourne | co-founder C&C Home and Gifts

REAP Story Bites

As a special educator, it is truly fultilling to empower my former and current deaf studens to become problem-solvers and estrepreneurs through my REAP:  The Deaf Entrepreneurship Program.  With the education I gained from the Australia Graduate School of Entrepreneurship at Swinburne University of Technology, I am able to teach tem the basic competencies needed to build a business.