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2017-18 AKF grant recipients

Project Title Recipient Project Description Value Grant funding location
Australia-Korea Media Exchange The Walkley Foundation The program will continue to offer a bi-annual exchange between Australian and Korean journalists to develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in a bilateral, regional and global context. This project facilitates an important ongoing exchange of ideas and expertise. $33,000.00 Redfern NSW
Sharing experiences of business computing between Australia and Korea University of Canberra To share the expertise in business computing between two countries, we are to run a series of workshop, conference track and online symposium with top level researchers, industry practitioners, and hundreds of expected audience. $20,000.00 Bruce ACT
The Korean Showcase Program Queensland University of Technology A science and art program to be presented at QUT's Robotronica and QUT Art Museum $23,350.00 Brisbane City QLD
Sustainable Metals Recycling and Recovery from Electronic Waste CSIRO The project will develop and execute an international symposium to showcase recycling and e-waste processing excellence, to discuss key challenges in the delivery of e-waste recycling, and to facilitate potential partnerships with Australian and Korean researchers and industry. $12,544.00 Clayton VIC
Australia-Korea Forum on Big Data Analytics in ICT University of Technology Sydney The purpose of Australian-Korean Forum is to bring together academics and scientists sharing big data analytics research in the Healthcare Ecosystem with directors and stakeholders responsible for optimizing information systems management and creating innovative decisions. $30,000.00 Ultimo NSW
Sustainable and reciprocal English teacher relationship building Queensland Univeristy of Technology This project is to build a sustainable and reciprocal teaching relationship between teachers in Australian and Korean in teaching English in multicultural contexts through intragroup professional development, intergroup cultural exchange activities, and collaborative public engagement. $65,000.00 Kelvin Grove QLD
AKF Media Fellows 2017-18 Univeristy of Sydney Four media students from The University of Sydney will undertake a journalism Internship in Seoul in 2018 hosted by Korea Herald and TBS for a period of 4 weeks covering a variety of stories, including arts, trade and culture. $16,000.00 Seoul Jongro-gu

South Korea
Establishing a JRC to Australia-Korea collaboration on Frontier Carbon-based Materials Swinburne University of Technology This project will organize a workshop, at Jeonju Korea. It will launch a joint research centre (JRC) in frontier carbon-based materials, to boost technological and scientific innovation between Swinburne University of Technology and Chonbuk National University $20,000.00 South Korea
A Distant Place Mr Jacques Sheard A documentary film about Olwyn Green and her efforts to educate Australians about the Korean War via the story of her husband, Charles Hercules Green, who was killed in the conflict. $11,800.00 Skye VIC
Australia-Korea Emerging Designers 2017-19 Exchange Program Queensland University of Technology QUT proposes to develop and implement a second two year program for emerging Australian and Korean fashion designers to exchange industry, design and cultural expertise and to pursue collaboration opportunities in the areas of design, production and distribution. $68,000.00 Kelvin Grove QLD
Australia and Korea industry partnerships for food tourism business development University of South Australia This project aims to create strong industry partnerships amongst food and tourism business sectors in Australia and Korea. It will organise reciprocal industry workshops and field trips for food and tourism partnership development in Seoul and Adelaide in 2017-2018 $24,000.00 Adelaide SA
Australian Films and Artists for 22nd Busan International Film Festival Busan International Film Festival Our aim is to enhance the presence of Australia within the framework of the festival by


selecting and screening Australian films for our 22nd edition, inviting Australian artists to Busan and holding events to present their films to the


$6,500.00 Haeundae-gu Busan

South Korea
Screen Producers Australia Participation in Busan International Film Festival Roundtable Screen Producers Australia Attend Busan International Film Festival as a representative of SPA, speak at the industry roundtable, which will discuss the Australia-Korea Co-Production agreement, attend meetings in Seoul $3,000.00 Busan South Korea
Attend 2018 Seoul Project Development Lab Screen Producers Australia Attend 2018 Seoul Project Development Lab, network with Korean producers, raised the profile of Australian production sector and SPA, including SPA's Ones to Watch program $3,500.00 Seoul South Korea
Retrofitting Smart Technologies to Existing Subsea Facilities to Improve Productivity Curtin University Existing subsea production facilities do not incorporate smart technologies, while the design of new facilities are unaffected also. This project brings together the top Curtin and PNU students of subsea engineering to work together to develop the appropriate technologies. $50,000.00 Bentley WA
Australia-Korea Joint Academic Program for Virtual Design and Construction Technology Swinburne University of Technology This project aims to provide an educational foothold that will play a critical role in facilitating further academic exchange between our two countries. Via this exchange, it is expected to increase capacities in education and research for both sides. $20,000.00 Hawthorn VIC
Collaboration on gifted STEAM programs in Australia and Korea University of New South Wales GERRIC at UNSW and GIFTED at KAIST are planning to undertake a project focused on the exchange of, and collaboration on, STEAM education programs between the two countries. $13,170.00 Sydney NSW
Expanded presentation of Angelica Mesiti, Art Sonje Center, Seoul Artspace Visual Arts Centre Two leading international contemporary arts organisations, Art Sonje Center (Seoul, Korea) and Artspace (Sydney, Australia) will present one of Australia's leading contemporary artists, Angelica Mesit's new co-commission Relay League (2017) as part of an expanded solo exhibition. $15,000.00 New Farm Seoul
Digital Bridges Network: exploring aging through video and virtual reality MONASH UNIVERSITY The Digital Bridges Network will establish a network of designers, filmmakers, media artists and researchers in Australia and Korea to explore social issues that affect both countries. The first outcome will explore aging through video and virtual reality. $30,000.00 Caulfield East VIC
The 8th Korean Film Festival in Australia Korean Cultural Centre Australia An Annual film festival showcasing and introducing the very best of Korean cinema to 8 cities in Australia! $10,000.00 Sydney NSW
Australia-Korea Digital Agriculture Collaboration Strategy The University of Sydney This project will bring together experiences in the two countries in the use of information technology, big data and digital mapping to support the new digital agriculture. This enables transfer of technology that allows farmers to increase their farm productivity. $25,000.00 Eveleigh NSW
Spotlight on Korea at Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) 2018 Brisbane Powerhouse Showcase a Korean performing artist/company as part of the official APAM 2018 public program. Host a critical creative and cultural Korean figurehead as a principal speaker during APAM's exchange program, enabling dialogue and significant relationship and network development. $25,000.00 New Farm QLD
Australia-Korea Research Colloquium for Collaborative-Smart Community through Advanced Technologies University of South Australia The grant will support a research colloquium in Adelaide from 3 to 5 December 2017 that will establish people-to-people networks and research collaborations between researchers from Australia and Korea in the area of Smart Technologies for Open and Sustainable Society. $29,485.00 Adelaide SA
Promoting Australia in Korea: The Second UWA-SKKU Partnership Forum The University of Western Australia This project will create research and teaching collaborations in Sciences and Medicine and with SKKU's industry partner Samsung. It promotes Australia in Korean by supporting SKKU's Australian Studies Centre through linking them with UWA's globally leading experts in Australian Studies. $15,000.00 Seoul Gyonggi South Korea
Teaching Excellence in South Korea and Australia: A Comparison Charles Darwin University Both South Korea and Australia have highly regarded teaching institutions and systems. The project aims to investigate the qualities of excellent university teaching and what we can learn from each other in order to further understand and improve teaching. $15,000.00 Seoul South Korea
Korean Peninsula in Crisis: building awareness, avoiding conflict Australian National University Two workshops (one academic, one focused on policy recommendations) addressing the Korean Peninsula security situation, accompanied by a public event in Brisbane and interactions with the policy community in Canberra, will be held at the ANU and Griffith University. $27,000.00 Acton ACT
Chef: Come Dine With Us! Major Brisbane Festivals Pty Ltd Chef: Come Dine with Us! will feature as part of Brisbane Festival 2017 (9 – 30 Sept). AtoBIZ a company based in Seoul is producing the work. Two chefs compete to serve a host of dishes combining beatboxing & B-boying. $20,000.00 New Farm QLD
English Language Scholarships for Former North Korean Students INSEARCH LIMITED Enable 5 former North Korean students to study English in Sydney for 30 weeks to enhance their career and education prospects and build bilateral relations. $63,900.00 Haymarket NSW
Establishment of Australia-Korea Collaborative Research Network for Clean Energy Technology University of Newcastle A collaborative research network linking HDR students from the University of Newcastle (UoN) and Pusan National University (PNU) through exchange programs and joint research seminars, will be established to facilitate joint research into clean coal technology. $22,506.00 Callaghan NSW
Australian Art Orchestra Creative Music Intensive, Plenary, Meeting Points, OzAsia Australian Art Orchestra Creative Music Intensive brings together musicians from Australia and Korea with Bae Il Dong, Sunny Kim, and Arnhem Land songmen. Intensive is followed by a Plenary and workshops at Melbourne University and concerts at Arts Centre Melbourne and OzAsia Festival. $12,000.00 Tarraleah TAS
OzAsia Festival - From Seoul to Arnhem Land: Ecstatic Voice OzAsia Festival OzAsia Festival will present a world premiere music collaboration featuring the Australian Art Orchestra, P'ansori singer Bae Il Dong (South Korea) and musician Daniel Wilfred from Arnhem Land. The project is called 'From Seoul to Arnhem Land: Ecstatic Voice'. $10,000.00 Adelaide SA
Last Updated: 9 November 2018
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