Asia Institute Tasmania

Grants and Awards 2019/2020

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 GRANT Scheme

Thanks to the generous support of the Tasmanian government, The Asia Institute Tasmania is very pleased to announce a grant scheme for educators. These grants are for use during 2019/2020.

Category A       Small                  $500 one off grants available

Category B        Large                 $1000 one off grants available


  • Any individual teacher or school in Tasmania is eligible to apply (successful applicants and schools 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
  • 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

Applications are invited for submission and will close on 2 March 2020.



Grants are to be fully expended and reported on by 31 October 2020 (where possible)

The Student AWARD Scheme - 2019

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

  • Certificate and DYMOCKS book voucher of $50 presented to nominated student at school assembly/function by their educator

Eligibility and Application process

  • Each school in Tasmania is eligible to apply
  • Complete the nomination form available from the website (link below)
  • One award per school will be available

Applications are now open for the 2019 year