About the AKF
2013-14 Grants and Scholarships Rounds
The Australia-Korea Foundation 2013-2014 Grants Round and Scholarships Round are both currently open until 21 April 2013.
20th Anniversary of the Australia-Korea Foundation
2012 marks the 20th Anniversary of the AKF. To commemorate this significant milestone, the Foundation will be celebrating through the support of projects and activities which foster linkagesbetween the two countries. AKF will also reflect and celebrate enduring relationships built on AKF seed funding over the years.
Brief history of Australia-Korea Foundation
Following head-of-government-level visits in 1988-89, the Governments of Australia and the Republic of Korea agreed to establish a group of influential members from the business, academic, cultural and media sectors of Australia and Korea to identify new directions and areas of cooperation in the relationship between the two countries. The group — the Australia-Korea Forum — subsequently met in Canberra and in Sydney and brought down a series of recommendations aimed at broadening and strengthening bilateral ties, including a recommendation that each side establish a foundation to promote the relationship.
The Australia-Korea Foundation was established by the Australian Government in 1992.
The Government of the Republic of Korea also announced the formation of the Korean counterpart of the AKF, the Korea-Australia Foundation (KAF), in 1991. The Board of the KAF is composed of a number of prominent Koreans from government, academia and business.
Australia-Korea Foundation Annual Reports
- 2008-09 Annual Report (PDF)
- 2007-08 Annual Report (PDF)
- 2005-06 Annual Report (PDF)
- 2004-05 Annual Report (PDF)
Order constituting the Australia-Korea Foundation
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Australia-Korea Foundation, North Asia Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
R G Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221
19th Fl, Kyobo Building
1 Jongno 1-Ga, Jongno-Gu