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Australia-Japan Foundation Grants

Reopened 2020-21 grant round

The Australia-Japan Foundation has reopened its 2020-21 grant round, which had been postponed earlier in the year due to the impact of COVID-19.

The Australia-Japan Foundation remains committed to supporting people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and Japan.

We thank applicants for their interest and encourage applicants to consider resubmitting proposals previously provided for the 2020-21 round.

Proposals for this round must be consistent with government restrictions in response to COVID-19.

Key priority areas 

  • Communication, information and advocacy
  • Economic diplomacy and geopolitics
  • Education and Australian studies
  • Scientific innovation
  • Society, culture and sport

Timeline for reopened 2020-21 grant round

  • Opening date – 7 September 2020
  • Closing date for submitting applications – 6 October 2020
  • Successful applicants notified – Late November to early December
  • Processing of grant agreements for successful applicants – Late November to early December
  • Unsuccessful applicants notified – early to mid-December

How to apply

You must read the grant guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs) before starting an application.

All applications must be submitted using SmartyGrants.

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