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Australia-Korea Foundation Grants

2021-22 grant round

The Australia-Korea Foundation has opened its 2021-22 grant round.

The Australia- Korea Foundation is committed to supporting people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and Korea and encourages eligible individuals and organisations to apply.


The objectives of the Australian-Korea Foundation (AKF) are to:

  • increase public awareness of Australia in Korea, and of Korea in Australia, and the importance of the bilateral relationship
  • develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context
  • increase Australians' capacity to effectively engage with Korea.

Key priority areas

  • Strategic international relations
  • Trade and commerce relationships
  • Cross cultural collaborations
  • Technological, scientific and education innovation

Applications for activities that would strengthen cooperation between Australia and Korea to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic would be welcomed.

Frequency of grant rounds

Generally, the AKF will conduct one major grant round each financial year, advertised on the AKF website and Facebook page. If further funding becomes available, a subsequent 'inter-sessional' grant round may be held within the financial year.

Timeline for reopened 2021-22 grant round

  • Opening date — 12 May 2021
  • Closing date for submitting applications — 21 June 2021
  • Unsuccessful applicants notified — September 2021
  • Successful applicants notified — September 2021
  • Processing of grant agreements for successful applicants — September 2021

Grant amount

Grant applications for a minimum of $5,000 or maximum of $40,000 per year up to three years will be considered. It is anticipated that most grants will be between $15,000 and $30,000 per year, depending on the scope of the grant activity and its complexity.

Co-contributions from your Korean partner and other parties strengthen your application.

2021 grant guidelines

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