I am pleased to announce the recipients of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations Second Round of Competitive Grants and the opening of a new round of grants.
The Foundation is committed to supporting connections and practical cooperation with China and to engaging Australia’s diverse community.
The Foundation grants are an important demonstration of the government’s commitment to invest in people-to-people relationships and practical cooperation between Australia and China.
The Foundation’s programs and grants support practical cooperation in a wide range of fields across China and Australia. This includes strengthening collaboration in the health and aging sectors, scientific exchanges, cooperation on emissions technologies, and engagement with various Chinese communities in Australia and international students.
In this grant cycle, the Foundation awarded more than $ 4 million to 43 projects, including:
- an interactive online program for pediatric health professionals in rural China, presented by Sydney Children’s Hospitals specialists in newborn care, behavior and development, medical systems and adolescent medicine;
- establishment of a collaboration platform between Australian and Chinese experts and companies on emerging low-emission technologies (Australian National University).
- supporting the establishment of the Monash-West China Diabetes Research and Development Center for diabetes research, including new-onset diabetes in patients with COVID-19;
- participation of Chinese artists in exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Asia-Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery; and
- Under the Sky, a two-year program of new theatrical works, performed in Australia and China through collaboration with Chinese and Australian artists (Finucane & Smith).
The list of grant recipients is available on the Foundation’s website: www.australiachinafoundation.org.au.
The Foundation has already awarded more than $ 4 million in grants to projects supporting business capacity, strengthening engagement in the health and aging sectors, covid-related research, cultural and scientific exchanges, and providing a platform -digital form to support the well-being of international Chinese-speaking students.
I am also pleased to announce that the Foundation has opened a new round of grants focused on people-to-people connections, communities and cooperation between Australia and China on environmental management, climate change and transition to low-emission technologies. Information on this grant opportunity is also available on the Foundation’s website.