Up to $2M is available from Strategic Policy Grants to improve and increase the strategic policy workforce’s capability to deliver high quality policy advice to Defence and Government.
What is Strategic Policy Grants Program?
The Strategic Policy Grants Program aims to deliver outcomes that support Defence policy objectives to improve and increase the strategic policy workforce’s capability to deliver high quality policy advice to Defence and Government. As such, the Program will prioritise funding proposals that support the following outcomes:
- Increase the amount and quality of discourse, debate and research on Australian Defence strategic policy issues of priority interest and strategic relevance to generate new insights, concepts, understandings and policy solutions; and,
- Deliver professional development opportunities to the strategic policy workforce with a view to enhancing their subject matter, tradecraft and leadership knowledge, skills and abilities.
In 2020, up to $2,000,000 million will be available for the Strategic Policy Grants Program grant opportunity, subject to appropriation. There is no minimum or maximum amount that may be applied for, but all applications will be subject to selection criteria, including value for money considerations. Defence reserves the right to consider and approve single activities that are part of a broader application proposal.
In 2020, a portion of program funding may be considered for multi-year applications. Defence reserves the right to consider and approve a multi-year application for only a single year. Grant approval is not a guarantee of future funding.
You must use the grant for activities that advance one or more of the outcomes and fall within the priority interests outlined in Section 2.3 of the guidelines.
You can use the grant to pay for costs detailed in your budget and grant agreement, including:
- Research-related fees;
- Flight and accommodation costs, meals and travel allowances, other transport;
- Event venue hire and catering; and
- Advertising and promotion, graphic design and printed material.
You can only spend grant funds on eligible grant activities as defined in the grant details in your grant agreement. Your funding acquittal will report on these details.
Individuals must apply on behalf of the organisation with which they are affiliated, such as a university, not-for-profit organisation, or research institution.
Joint applications are welcome, contingent upon any consortium having a lead organisation. To be a lead, an applicant must designate the main contact and/or project manager.
International applicants are eligible, provided they can demonstrate the qualifications, skills and necessary background for the topic and activity proposed.
Applications close 30 November 2019.