Alumni Grant Scheme

THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IS LOOKING FOR AUSTRALIAN ALUMNI WHO ARE PHILIPPINE SOCIETY'S CHANGE-MAKERS. Through formal training, you have become a valuable resource of Australia's educational links to the Philippines. Now we challenge you to show us what you can do!
Philippines-Australia Alumni Grant Scheme
The Alumni Grant Scheme will provide financial support to projects that have the potential to create oportunities for public-private partnerships and development advocacies. These projects must support the priorities of the Australian and Philippine governments in any of the following sectors:
Crisis Management
Challenge accepted?
Here's what you need to do.
Get a team of at least five alumni together
Australian alumni are defined as all Filipino citizens who have received formal training or formal education in or by Australia
Download the proposal template
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Submit your application together with attachments by Friday, 15 August 2014
Via email:
In person: PAHRODF at 3/F JMT Building, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Centre
Online form: Submit Proposal
Awardees will be properly vetted and assessed through the judges' panel and contacted by Monday, 1 September 2014
The following alumni groups and associations are eligible to submit proposals for funding:
  • a group of at least five (5) eligible alumni from private and public sectors
  • Philippine chapters of Australian academic alumni organisations; and
  • Philippines Australia Alumni Association (PA3i) chapters.
All project/activity proposals should be prepared in accordance with the proposal template. In addition, all proposals should:
Eligible activities must demonstrate that they can achieve any of these objectives:
  • Maintain the connection and/or strengthen the alumni ties with Australia
  • Strengthen professional links of the alumni with Philippine and Australian institutions
  • Share their knowledge and skills with local communities
  • Promote Australian Education in the Philippines
  • Create opportunities for joint public and private sector development activities and advocacies
  • Establish and/or maintain platforms that facilitate cohesive relationships; encourage membership, and; enhance participation of members to alumni activities
  • Foster sectoral linkages, self-development, and social enrichment
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Selection Guidelines
Proposals will be assessed and ranked by a panel composed of representatives from the:
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2)
  • Australian Trade Commission (1)
  • President of the Philippines Australia Alumni Association (1)
The panel will rank the proposals on a scale from zero to 100 points, and award funding based on the following criteria:
  • relevance to the objectives of the Alumni Grant Scheme (25 points)
  • justification, innovativeness and technical merits (25 points)
  • diversity of partnership, including level of participation (20 points)
  • cost effectiveness (15 points)
  • proponent experience in the sector (15 points)

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