HOW TO APPLY
Interested parties should follow the guidelines and complete an application form corresponding to the category of the applying grant (word version of the forms downloadable on fasic.org.au). A Host Institution Acceptance Form be included in the application materials, if the applicant/s plan to travel to Australia for the purpose of their proposed project. Applications materials should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the email subject being “2017 ASP Application”. Applicants must submit their applications by Monday, 16 October 2017. Postal copy of the application materials is not required. Successful applicants will be informed of the funding decision by December 2017. All successful applicants must enter into a legally binding funding agreement with FASIC to be receive the grant. FASIC reserves the right to make final decisions as to the payment method and timing.
GUIDELINES FOR THE 2017 AUSTRALIAN STUDIES IN CHINA PROGRAM (2017 ASP)
AUSTRALIA CHINA COUNCIL (ACC) AND FOUNDATION FOR AUSTRALIAN STUDIES IN CHINA (FASIC)
The 2017 ASP is supported by the Australian Government through the ACC of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The ACC has been supporting Australian Studies in China for decades through a variety of initiatives. In 2011, the ACC supported the creation of FASIC as an independent not-for-profit organization registered in Australia. FASIC has the ability to raise funds from the private sector to support initiatives which deepen awareness of Australia in China across a range of disciplines and fields of study, including Australian Studies in China. FASIC initiated and supports the BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University and has provided funding to Australian Studies programs throughout China. The ACC and FASIC play a significant role in the promotion of Australian Studies in China and seek to further expand and strengthen research and teaching collaboration between Australian and Chinese universities. FASIC, with the support of the ACC, also provides grants and scholarships to Australian and Chinese academics and professionals.
FASIC has assumed responsibility for the administration of ASP, which was previously administered for the ACC by the University of Queensland under the leadership by Professor David Carter. Funding for the ASP was historically provided by the ACC, while in recent years, FASIC has assumed the primary funding role. The ACC will continue to provide significant funding to the ASP. In order to help shape the future of the ASP, FASIC formed an Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) to recommend changes to the program in order to better serve all stakeholders.
- CATEGORY 1: COMPETITIVE PROJECTS FOR RESEARCH AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
The Program seeks to encourage high quality, original research by Chinese academics and graduate students and to support the teaching of Australian Studies in Chinese universities. The Research and Curriculum Developments grants scheme is available to individuals or collaborative teams for specific projects to be undertaken in the forthcoming year.
Research: the Research and Curriculum Development grants are open to graduate students as well as academic staff. At least half of the annual funding is reserved for projects which include research in Australia. Applicants need to demonstrate how their research will contribute new knowledge to the Australian Studies field in China and engage with existing scholarship.
Curriculum Development: a small amount of funding is reserved to provide assistance to develop new courses and programs in Australian Studies or add new Australian content to existing courses in Chinese universities. Applicants needs to demonstrate that facilities are in place for the new course/program to be implemented in their school/department.
Requests for purchasing resources (books and other research or teaching materials) can be included in applications. These requests must be linked to a specific research project or curriculum development initiative. All books and other resources purchased with grant money should be given to the relevant Australian Studies Centre once the project is completed.
Successful applications will be granted with up to AU$6,000 each. Centres can also bid for building a small collection or ‘library’ in a centre with priority areas for teaching/research needs. Funded up to AU$1,000.
Funding can be used to cover transport, accommodation, meals, books, photocopying and registration fees where applicable. It cannot to be used on items related to visa application, health insurance and telephone bills.
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