Australia-Korea Foundation - fostering greater understanding
Since 1992, the Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF) has been increasing Australians' capacity to effectively engage with Korea, enhance understanding about the mutual benefits of the bilateral relationship and building greater public awareness of Australia in Korea and of Korea in Australia.
Established by the Australian Government, the AKF fosters understanding and builds people-to-people and institutional links. An annual grants program helps support exchanges, partnerships and other collaborations in the areas of business, education, academia, arts & culture and society.
This year sees a number of successful AKF grants provided to:
- A documentary featuring an all-Korean baseball team during four months of training and playing in the Australian Baseball League (Baseball Australia);
- A program supporting former North Korean students to develop their English language skills (UTS:Insearch);
- A collaborative cybersecurity workshop between the University of Western Australia, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea University, and Seoul Women's University;
- A project to enhance information exchange on Antarctic matters between Australia and Korea; and
- A data analytics project on making cities safer for women and children in Australia and Korea.
The Grants Program is open to suitably qualified individuals and organisations in Australia and Korea. Rounds open in February and successful applicants are notified in mid-July.
For more information about the Grants Program or work of the AKF visit DFAT's Australia-Korea Foundation website.