About the AKF
2013-14 Grants and Scholarships Rounds
The Australia-Korea Foundation 2013-14 Grants and Scholarships Rounds have closed. They will reopen in February 2014 for the 2014-15 Funding Rounds. The links below provide general information about application processes:
Opportunity for Teaching & Research in Korea at Yonsei University
The Centre for Australian Studies (CAS) at Yonsei University in Korea invites applications for the position of Visiting Lecturer in Australian Studies for one semester in 2014. This position is a key initiative under the 'Building a Teaching Base for Australian Studies in Korean Universities' project, supported by an Australia-Korea Foundation grant.
The successful applicant will teach a postgraduate subject for a semester on an aspect of Australia approached from a social sciences perspective and taught within the Graduate School of International Studies. It is expected that he/she will also participate in the Centre's research and education activities, such as seminars, research collaboration, joint grant applications and guest lectures.
Australia-Korea Foundation welcomes conclusion of free trade agreement negotiations
Introduction to the Australia-Korea Foundation
The Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF) was established by the Australian Government in 1992 to promote bilateral relations between Korea and Australia. The objectives of the Foundation are to increase public awareness of Australia in Korea and of Korea in Australia; develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context; and increase Australians' capacity to effectively engage with Korea. The AKF offers annual funding rounds for Grants and Scholarships to organisations and individuals to support projects or activities which advance Australia's engagement with Korea, including exchanges, partnerships and other collaborations in the general fields of business, education, academia, arts/culture and society.
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. This culminated in the establishment of the Foundation 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.
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