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2015-16 AKF grant recipients

Project Title Recipient Project Description Value Grant Funding Location

Global LYNCS

Distance Education Centre Victoria DET school

Building language & culture partnerships between schools using video conferencing technologies.



A Foundation Study for a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement between Australia and Korea: Based on Medicare (Australia) and National Health Insurance (Korea)

The University of Sydney

A foundation study for a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement between Australia and Korea.



Powering the Future: Australia-Korea Partnerships for Advancing Energy Storage Technologies

The University of Newcastle

Project will advance the science and technology of electrochemical energy storage and conversion.



University of Newcastle - Ewha Women's University PhD (Nursing) Symposium

University of Newcastle

The project will convene PhD students & faculty from S. Korea & Australia for a PhD symposium.



AKBC-KABC 36th Joint Meeting

Australia Korea Business Council (AKBC) Inc.

To meet with Korean business in Sydney for the 36th Annual Joint Meeting between AKBC and KABC



Australia-Korea Journalist Exchange Program

The Walkley Foundation

Biannual exchange for journalists to build relationships & networks between Australia & Korea


Redfern NSW

Artlink Korea-Australia major art publishing partnership

Artlink Australia

Artlink magazine December issue on Korean contemporary art & Australia-Korea cultural exchange


Glenside SA

Australia-Korea BRIDGE School Partnerships Project

Asia Education Foundation, The University of Melbourne

Building Australia-Korea school partnerships to connect teachers, students and school communities


Parkville VIC


Stalker Theatre Company

street culture meets interactive and projection technologies in an outdoor performance


Redfern NSW

Gogo Star

The Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Incorporated

OzAsia Festival presents the Australian premiere of Seoul music group Gogo Star


Adelaide SA

A new undergraduate unit of study with a focus on the Australia-Korean bilateral economic relationship.

The University of Sydney

focus study on the Australia-Korean bilateral economic relationship


Sydney NSW

Korea Australia Internship Program

The Centre for Volunteering

Multinational collaboration providing Korean students a work and cross cultural experience.



Emma Hack Solo Exhibition

Savina Musuem of Contemporary Art

The Museum holds Australian artist, Emma Hack's first exhibition in Korea.50 photographs which each of them were made over 15 hours long body painting will be presented. Hack transcends the genres of art through her unique art which harmonizes a human body with nature. Audiences can check the Artist's creative working process through video clips at the Museum.



OzAsia Festival 10 Year Anniversary - Korea Focus Program


As part of OzAsia Festival's 10-Year Anniversary Program, we wish to welcome three dynamic and diverse Korean artists/companies to present work as part of a large-scale free outdoor events program: Danpyunsun and the Sailors, Creative Group NONI, and WeDance



Wild Goose Dreams (Musical Play)

Mr Paul Castles

WILD GOOSE DREAMS is a new musical play by Korean playwright Hansol Jung and Australian composer Paul Castles. The Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) is providing 3 weeks of developmental resources in July 2016 with a specific focus on Hansol and Paul's collaboration. Support is requested to enable Paul's attendance which exceeds the festival's playwright-focused budgetary scope.



Australia-Korea Forum on Women in Leadership

Griffith Asia Institute

A one-day bilateral forum to address gender equality and women in leadership in Asia.



Honey Pot 2016

Adelaide Fringe

Cultural exchange and developing partnerships between Australia & Korea through Honey Pot.



20th Biennale of Sydney: 'The Future is already here – it's just not very evenly distributed'

Biennale of Sydney

Two Korean artists will participate in the 20th Biennale of Sydney exhibition, programs and events.



Australian-Korean collaboration to address geotechnical challenges in oil and gas extraction and renewable wind energy harvesting

A/Prof Muhammad Shazzad Hossain

Enhancing collaboration to improve the design of drilling rig and wind turbine foundation systems



'Sydney Opera House - Global Conversations: Korea'

Sydney Opera House Trust

A digital learning program and strategic delivery plan for schools in Korea and Australia.



Australia-Korea Forum for Offshore Technology in Oil & Gas Industries (AKO 2015)

Curtin University

AKO 2015 will be a promising forum for Korean young generation to pursue a career in Australia.



Cultural Delegates to participate in APAM 2016

Brisbane Powerhouse

South Korean cultural delegates participating in the Australian Performing Arts Market 2016



6th Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA 2015)

Korean Cultural Office, Australia

KOFFIA Korean Film Festival presents the best of Korean film to 6 states Australia wide annually


Development of an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

This research project will evaluate new compounds to develop a treatment for Alzheimer's disease



9th Korean Studies Association of Australasia Biennial Conference

Korean Studies Association of Australasia

Special Workshop on Korean Language Education in Australian Schools



RMIT Media Interns 2016

RMIT University

Financial support for 4 students to undertake workplace internships in Korean media organisations.



The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8)

Queensland Art Gallery │ Gallery of Modern Art

APT8 - flagship international contemporary art event hosted by QAGOMA



A study of the sentiments of Korean importers after KAFTA: Strategies, Opportunities and Challenges for Australia

University of South Australia

It examines to what extent the KAFTA is filtering down to real business for those directly affected.



Pivotal powers: Korea, Indonesia and Australia in a contested Asia

Australian National University

To explore prospects for 'minilateral' security cooperation between Korea, Indonesia and Australia.



Australia Korea collaboration in stem cell therapy and innovations in musculoskeletal health

University of New South Wales

Australia Korea collaboration increasing knowledge about cellular therapy in bone and joint therapy



AKF Media Fellows 2016

University Of Sydney

4 media students from The University of Sydney will undertake a journalism Internship in



Australia-Korea Alliance for Science, Innovation and Action (AKASIA) in Population and Global Health

University of Melbourne

To further joint studies in genetic epidemiology and cancer research by building on collaborations.



South Korean Trainee Project: Life and Work Transition Resources

Regional Development Australia Orana

Students will train in Orana to become qualified, fill skills gaps & enhance bilateral relationships



New Romance: Art from Australia and Korea [working title]

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

An exhibition partnership between the MCA Australia and the MMCA, Korea.



Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) Korean film showcase

Adelaide Film Festival

A showcase of recent Korean cinema presented by a Korean filmmaker at Adelaide Film Festival.




Dr Bronwen Dalton

Australian and Korean industry & researchers networks and resources to promote innovation diffusion.



Synergy Percussion - "earth cry"

Synergy & Taikoz Ltd

A collaboration between Australia and Korea's premiere percussion ensembles, Synergy & Noreum Machi.



Australian Drowning Prevention Initiative in South Korea

Queensland Aquatic Quality and Safety Pty Ltd

Deliver Australian "Swim & Survive" Program in South Korea, aimed at preventing drownings.



Open Innovation Workshop for Korea-Australia Smart Cities Service Trade

The University of New South Wales

This provides an open innovation workshop to develop a business strategy for smart city services.



Tangible, Virtual, People-to-People: 25 years of Asialink Arts Residencies in Korea


Residencies for arts professionals in Korea and Australia, and contribution to Alumni Strategy.



This That - Production, touring and picture book

Imaginary Ltd. trading as Imaginary Theatre

A new performance & picture book for 2-5 year olds created in collaboration between Brisbane & Seoul



Australia Korea Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program (ERLEP)

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

Mid-career researcher exchange to develop personal/institutional linkages (science and technology).



The Fusion of Science and Arts – An interactive digital platform to enhance STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) teaching and learning exchanges by science teachers in Korea and Australia

Macquarie University

This project fosters innovation in STEAM teaching in Australia-Korean through joint collaboration.



Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival is focuses on showcasing the best of films from Australia and around the world.



"Korean doo-wop done in the 21st century"

Multicultural Arts Victoria

Barberettes down under -Contemporary Korean Indie arts in Mapping Melbourne



'Uncertain Paradise' and 'Art From Australia'

The Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Incorporated

Australian contemporary art showcase in Korea promoting Australian knowledge expertise and networks


Cherrybrook NSW

Australian Films and Artists for the 20th Busan International Film Festival

Busan International Film Festival

Selected Australian titles and filmmakers will be invited and presented during the festival days


South Korea

Last Updated: 8 March 2017
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