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Foundations, councils and institutes

Foundations, councils and institutes

  • Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP)

    The 2022 A2ELP is a three month program that brings together social entrepreneurs from Australia and ASEAN member nations.

  • Australia-ASEAN Muslim Exchange Program (AAMEP)

    The 2022 AAMEP will provide emerging Muslim leaders in Australia, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand a unique virtual opportunity to participate in a community-based program of dialogue, intellectual and cultural exchange.

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute Indonesian Studies Awards

    Nominations are open to recognise the achievements and contributions of Indonesian language teachers, educators, and researchers in Australia.

  • Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP)

  • Australia-ASEAN Muslim Exchange Program (AAMEP)

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute Indonesian Studies Awards

Over the past nearly 40 years the Australian Government has established cultural councils supporting people-to-people links underpinning our key bilateral and regional relationships. Eminent Australian business and community leaders are appointed to the boards, providing a range of expertise and input to Australia's foreign policy and economic diplomacy goals. Funding for these Foundations, Councils and Institutes and for the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program is provided through the International Relations Grants Program.

The International Relations Grants Program (IRGP) supports the Government's foreign policies and economic diplomacy interests and projects a positive contemporary image of Australia. IRGP grants support professional, community and institutional linkages between Australia and its partners on contemporary issues of shared interest including business, education, innovation, science, technology, the arts, media and sport.

Grant recipients

Lists of previous grant recipients.

Grant project summaries are available under the grants tabs of individual FCI pages.

Social media

Social media accounts of DFAT's foundations, councils and institutes

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