Asia Institute Tasmania

School and Student Awards Scheme 2016

Established in a partnership with the State Government of Tasmania in 2014, the Asia Institute Tasmania is located at the University of Tasmania.

The Asia Institute aims to:

  • foster engagement with the Asian region
  • support the development of knowledge about Asia
  • build professional and institutional relationships with Asia
  • utilise expertise in promoting understanding of Asia
  • extend Tasmania's capacity to operate effectively in the region

The Grants and Awards have been designed to encourage and support educators and students across Tasmania.

School Grants

Thanks to the generous support of the Tasmanian State Government, The Asia Institute Tasmania is very pleased to announce a grant scheme for educators:

Category A Small$500  
Category B Large$1000 


  • Any individual teacher or school in Tasmania is eligible to apply (successful applicants will be awarded one grant only)

Applicants are invited to submit a brief application which

  • identifies the category of grant
  • demonstrates how the grant will enable a school community or a school class to address at least ONE (or more) of these three activities:

    1. Engage with the Asian Region
    2. Share and Develop Knowledge of Asia
    3. Create Connections across the Region
  • describes the purpose and aims of the grant clearly
  • has at least ONE outcome from the grant
  • explains what impact the grant will have
  • includes a basic budget
  • has school approval

Applicants can focus on a particular region, culture, cuisine, or language or more broadly engage with themes such as politics, economy, popular culture or compare and contrast regions (note: this is not an exhaustive list).

Grants can be used a wide range of purposes such as

  • purchasing materials
  • professional development/learning for teachers
  • ongoing and existing initiatives
  • special events, performances, exhibitions
  • other

Download Application Form

Selection Criteria

Applications are due 30 November 2016 | 5.00 pm

Grants must be fully expended - and reported on - by 31 October 2017

Student Awards

In recognition of individual student effort, schools are invited to nominate one student from their school community to receive the Asia Institute Award for Students.

Certificate and Book voucher of $25 presented to nominated student


  • Every school in Tasmania is eligible to apply
  • Complete the form from the link below
  • one award per school will be available

Download Application Form

Applications are due 30th November 2016 | 5.00 pm