Alumni Grants Scheme
Call for Proposals
The Australian Embassy in the Philippines is seeking project proposals from Australia-educated Filipinos under the Alumni Grant Scheme. The Australian Embassy will provide grants up to PHP 200,000 to support projects of up to six months that will contribute to Philippine development goals, draw on Australia Global Alumni education and experience, and strengthen linkages between Australia and the Philippines.
In 2016, the Alumni Grant Scheme supported:
Botika ni Inay: A Community-Based Health Cooperative in Gawad Kalinga communities in Payatas, Quezon City provide free consultation and affordable medicines to the community;
Rainwater Harvesting and a Simple Purification Facility in Badiangan, Iloilo which provides safe, drinking water for school children in Mainguit Elementary School;
Kid’s Pocket Science Center in Mati, Davao Oriental which provides school-age children with science education through exhibits, activities and interactions with science professionals;
DiseaseFindr App, a project in Mintal, Davao City, that provided real-time updates on medical advisories and health services in the barangay.
The Alumni Grant Scheme is open to all Filipino nationals who have graduated from a recognised Australian tertiary education, short-term study or fellowship programs. Alumni can apply as an individual, group or on behalf of an alumni association.
Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the website for more information on the grant, including requirements and online application. The AGS proposal form should be accomplished and submitted online through www.australiaawardsphilippines.org/alumni/ags before 5:00 PM on 15 November 2018.
Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc (PA3i)
The Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc is a non-political, non-profit corporation organised for the purpose of fostering camaraderie among its members and through its activities promoting mutual understanding between Australia and the Philippines. The association provides a framework that supports business networking and socialising among alumni of Australian education and training institutes.
Membership is open to all Philippine-based individuals, regardless of citizenship, who have participated in either short or long term courses at an Australian education institution. Any Filipino citizen who has earned a certificate or diploma from an Australian training or educational institution is qualified to be a member.
For further information about the Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc and their activities, please call the Secretariat at 638-9686 loc 128 or visit their website at www.pa3i.org.ph