Australia-Japan Foundation grant recipients, 2013-14
- Reconstruction Initiative
- Economics and Trade
- Security, Regional and International Relations
- Society and Culture
- Education and Science
- Community Grants
- Communication, Information and Advocacy
|Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organisation (CSIRO)||To develop and demonstrate a prototype unmanned airborne system capable of accurate and real-time 3D mapping of nuclear radiation for use in Fukushima.||$16,500.00||2013/7/15|
|Australia-Japan Society (ACT) Inc||As part of the Board's Reconstruction Initiative, this project will support the visit of children aged 14-17 from Ishinomaki following the March 2011 tsunami/earthquake to participate in a week-long program of study and cultural activities in Canberra.
For more information visit: Australia-Japan Society (ACT) Inc.
|Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology||To support research of Shibitachi's unique building and fishery traditions to inform reconstruction strategies and techniques.||$13,502.50||2013/8/20|
|Synergy & TaikOz Ltd||To support the visit to Australia of the 13-member Iwasaki Oni Kenbai Preservation Society from Iwate Prefecture to give public workshops in dance, drumming, flute and singing, which are integral to their art form.
For more information visit: TaikOz.com
|Swinburne University||To contribute Australian expertise in adaptive, resilient urban and landscape design to the development of a plan for Kessennuma City affected by the 2011 tsunami.||$16,500.00||20/01/2014|
|Insite Arts International P/L||To support the tour to Sendai, Japan, of the Australian theatre-dance production called Saltbush and to support associated workshops with young school children in Sendai.||$41,428.20||3/03/2014|
|Board of Education Minami Sanrikusho||To support the visit of junior secondary high school students from Minami Sanrikusho to Queensland as part of an educational exchange visit.||$50,000.00||5/03/2014|
|Economics and Trade|
|Australia-Japan Research Centre - Australian National University||To hold a one day 'Japan Update' conference with a focus on economics, politics and trade challenges in Japan.
For more information visit: Japan Update
|Security, Regional and International Relations|
|Flinders University||This project will examine how Japanese and Australian international policy goals are evolving in today's dynamic regional security and global economic environment. The project will involve field trips and publication and dissemination of a Lowy Institute Policy Brief focused on the policy recommendations.||$22,000.00||2013/8/21|
|Society and Culture|
|Asialink||To support arts residencies in Japan in 2014.
For more information: Asialink - Art Residency Program
|Print Council of Australia Inc||To support the exhibition of Australian and Japanese prints at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art and the Fukuyama Art Museum in 2014.||$19,800.00||2013/8/12|
|Back to Back Theatre Inc||To enable Back to Back Theatre to tour their work Ganesh versus the Third Reich to Tokyo for Festival Tokyo 2013.
For more information visit: Festival Tokyo 2013
|Penny Ikinger||To support collaboration between Australian rock musicians Penny Ikinger and Deniz Tek with Japanese musicians involving a recording and performance tour of Tokyo and Yokohama.||$19,113.60||2013/8/20|
|Kyle Page||Through collaboration, create an Australian-Japanese performance work of art for the 2015 OzAsia Festival in Adelaide, South Australia.
For more information: www.adt.org.au
|The National Arts Centre Tokyo||To promote Australian capability in the arts through presenting a major National Gallery of Australia art collection - The Ballet Russe - The Art of Costume to be exhibited at The National Arts Centre Tokyo in September 2015.||$35,000.00||10/06/2014|
|Gendaikikakushitsu Publishers||To enable the translation into Japanese of Chris Tsiolkas' fiction 'The Slap' and to promote it at a launch in Tokyo in early 2015 as part of the AJF's 'Masterpieces of Australian Literature' series.||$25,000.00||18/06/2014|
|Mr Shimpei Fukuzumi||To support the organisation of selecting up and coming Australian musicians to perform in a Tokyo festival "Australian Music Experience 2014"||$29,700.00||4/04/2014|
|Michihiro Furumoto, Rinkogun Theatre Company||To enable a drama/acting collaboration and rehearsal in Tokyo of Australian and Japanese actors and the performance of a play to be performed in Cowra in August 2014 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 'Cowra break-out'.||$35,000.00||4/06/2014|
|Education and Science|
|The Australian Ballet School||To enable two young Japanese dancers to continue their program of ballet tuition through 2014 at The Australian Ballet School.||$21,516.00||2013/9/10|
|Questacon||To celebrate Questacon's 25th anniversary through conducting the 2014 Science Circus Tour Japan which will visit Tokyo and the Tohoku region.
For more information: Questacon - Science Circus
|The University of Sydney||To enable students from Japan to participate in an education program about human rights, cultural diversity and Indigenous issues with counterparts at the University of Sydney.||$15,950||2013/11/8|
|Otemon Gakuin University Library||To enable the acquisition of educational materials as part of the Australian Library collection for Otemon Gakuin University.||$11,100.00||19/11/2013|
|Centre for Pacific and American Studies, University of Tokyo||To support the Visiting Professor of Australian Studies (Associate Professor Catriona Elder) at the Centre for Pacific and American Studies, University of Tokyo; acquire Australia-related resource materials for the CPAS library; and to enable an extensive travel program for Professor Elder to speak on academic issues to universities in Japan.||$43,962.00||14/01/2014|
|Professor Anna Johnston||Settling-in Allowance as 2014 Visiting Professor of Australian Studies, Centre for Pacific and American Studies, University of Tokyo||$1,100.00||12/06/2014|
|The University of Technology, Sydney||The development of people-to-people connections across the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of Osaka by fostering the exchange of knowledge, sharing of expertise and engagement across social robotics.||$22,000.00||19/11/2013|
|Questacon Science and Technology Centre||To support the 25th anniversary celebratory dinner as part of the launch of the Questacon Science Circus Tour 2014 held at Questacon in Canberra during the visit of a leading business delegation from Japan.||$10,000.00||14/03/2014|
|Jolt Arts Inc||To enable a three-phase sonic improvisation arts project in both Australia and Japan from October 2013 to March 2014.
For more information visit: http://joltarts.org/
|Wadaiko Rindo||To support the performances of Wadaiko Rindo as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Kumamoto Japan Australia Society through a "Kumamoto Australia Week 2013".
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/wadaiko.rindo
|Gateball Australia (Croquet Australia)||To support the 2013 Australian Gateball Championships (www.gateball.com.au) from 11-13 October 2013 in Cairnlea, Victoria as a community grant. Funding will support the opening and closing ceremony and a training session for Australian teams to learn strategy, technique and refereeing from Japanese and other referees ahead of the World Gateball Championship in Japan in 2014.
For more information visit: www.gateball.com.au
|Blind Sports Victoria||To support the visit of representatives from Blind Sports Victoria to benchmark best practice in blind sports and to participate in a friendly blind tennis competition.||39,750.00||2013/9/3|
|Communication, Information and Advocacy|
|AJF Media Intern||To support a media internship with Agence France Presse in Tokyo for a University of Sydney graduate of Media Studies in January 2014.||$7,700.00||2013/8/12|
|Australian Studies Association of Japan||To promote the importance of Australian Studies regionally; increase public discussion about Australia and the bilateral relationship with Japan through an international symposium to be held at Sophia University in Japan in July 2014; and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Australian Studies Association of Japan.||$27,585.00||5/06/2014|
|University of New South Wales||To enable UNSW participation in a workshop at the National Institute for Population and Social Security Research in Tokyo to examine issues relating to the elderly and comparing the impact of social policies of both Australia and Japan and producing a publication of comparative analysis of the different approaches.||$12,100.00||12/06/2014|
* Includes the Government's Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10%