Alumni Grants Scheme

Do you have an idea or initiative that can create a positive impact to your professional association or company? This is your chance to make it happen.

Australia Awards in Papua New Guinea in partnership with PNGAAA is pleased to advise alumni that they have access to funding under the Alumni Grants Scheme (AGS).

The AGS is open to financial members of PNGAAA to assist them contribute to PNG’s economic and social development and build strong and positive relationships with Australia.

Australia’s alumni across PNG have an opportunity to access the AGS to conduct the following types of activities:

Development activities
These activities contribute to developing a particular aspect of an organisation or community, e.g. community engagement, professional networking engagement, funding for workshop/training delivery, joint research with Australia, and supporting professional associations and peak bodies.

Knowledge sharing activities
These activities facilitate the sharing of knowledge and skills, e.g. delivery of training, seminar, workshop, white paper development, paper presentation at conferences, and journal article publications.

Capacity building activities
These activities build the capacity of alumni to contribute to the development of PNG, e.g. participation in high quality training, research, and professional visits to exchange expertise, skills and knowledge.

Grant amount
Grants are awarded up to K30,000 per application.

Eligibility for AGS
Financial members of PNGAAA who hold either regular or associate memberships may apply for an alumni grant on behalf of their employer or community organisation, which must also be registered with the Investment Promotion Authority.

Individuals are NOT eligible to apply for an AGS grant.

The AGS is administered in a manner where considerations of gender, disability and social inclusion are fully integrated in AGS funded activities.

When are applications due?
AGS proposals close on Tuesday 30 April 2019. AGS proposals next round close on Thursday 31 October 2019.

Contact: for the AGS Guidelines and Proposal Form.