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Australia China-Council successful grant recipients 2014-15

Australia-China Council Grants 2014-15: Strengthening foundations and developing new frontiers of the Australia-China relationship

24 July 2014

The Australia-China Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the successful grant recipients for 2014-15.

ACC awarded funding to 33 projects in the new strategic priority areas of Education, Economic Diplomacy, Arts and Culture and Australian Studies in China.

ACC Chair, the Hon Warwick Smith AM, said:

"ACC grant program helped to kick-start hundreds of collaborations between Australia and China in arts, education and business. This year's grant round yet again demonstrated entrepreneurship, creativity and growing interest of Australian business, education and cultural institutions in building and expanding their engagement with China. It was an extremely difficult task for the Board to select 34 projects from 211 outstanding proposals with the total requested funding of 6.9 million. I would like to thank my fellow Board members for their dedication and painstaking approach to the grant assessment process."

Through its annual grant program, ACC provides seed funding to a wide range of innovative, high-impact projects across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Australia that enhance Australia-China education, business and cultural connections.

ACC grant-making and program activities for 2014-2018 are centered on Education, Economic Diplomacy, Arts and Culture and underpinned by the three cross-cutting themes: Mobility, Capabilities and New Areas of Engagement.

We would like to thank all grant applicants for the time and effort and wish them all the best with their initiatives and projects.

Economic Diplomacy

Project Organisation Grant amount
A collaborative public private partnership framework to engage private mental health care development in Guangdong St. Vincent's Mental Health $25,000
Establishing a professional development program for the Chinese minerals and energy sectors on the health, social and environmental impacts of resource development Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland $15,000
Who should we target? Improving Australia's engagement with Chinese investors Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University $10,000
China Australia Joint Working Group on Wool from Farm to Consumer Federation of Australian Wool Organisations Inc $20,000
AustCham White Paper Project China-Australia Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) $20,000
Strategies for Developing Global Alliances in the Emerging Australia-China Surfing Industry Gold Coast Surf City Incorporated $15,000
The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free-Trade Zone and Australia Export Council of Australia $20,000
Bundaberg - China Ready Tourism Region Bundaberg Regional Council $10,000
China Australia Millennial Project China Australia Millennial Project $20,000
Improving confidence in the quality and safety of Australian dairy products for Chinese quarantine Dairy Australia $15,000
Upgrading the 'Demystifying China' The University of Sydney Business School - KPMG $10,000
China: Getting it right for Australia Linda Jakobson and China Matters $25,000


Project Organisation Grant amount
Preserving China's Cultural Heritage: Introducing New Spatial Surveying Technologies Griffith School of Environment (Architecture), Griffith University $40,000
Living Blue: an educational exchange between Australia and China on the roles of design, sustainability, and natural dyeing in cultures-based innovation Swinburne University of Technology $34,201
National Parliamentary Fellowships Program - China Crawford School of Public Policy, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University $40,000
Australia-China Council Media Fellows 2015 University of Sydney $15,000
Exchanging knowledge about the impact of micro-blogging on newsroom cultures in China and Australia Monash University $20,000
2014 Australia-China Youth Dialogue The Australia-China Youth Dialogue $40,000
7th Polar Law Symposium - The Polar Regions in the Asian Century Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania $7,000
Resilience Education Australia-China-Taipei Network University of Newcastle $38,250

Arts and culture

Project Organisation Grant amount
China Up Close Australian Centre for the Moving Image $20,000
Qianlong Emperor - A major NGV exhibition Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) $40,000
Griffith REVIEW 49: Twenty Under Forty in the Asian Century Griffith Review $4,000
Mobility = Capability: Asialink Arts Residencies 2015 Asialink $30,000
Australia-China Fashion Alliance Australia-China Fashion Alliance $20,000
Arts Can Do Australia China Art Foundation $15,000
Yangjiang Group - "Actions for Tomorrow" 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art $20,000
Regional China Artslink Creative Asia $10,000
Life as a Teenager City of Darwin $15,000
Circus Oz tour to China Circus Oz $30,000
China Tour 2014 Sydney Symphony Orchestra $30,000

Australian studies in China

Project Organisation Grant amount
Australian Studies in China Program (2014-15) University of Queensland $80,000
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