National Foundation for Australia-China Relations grants announcement

  • Media release

I am pleased to announce grant recipients in the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations 2022-23 grants round.

The Foundation works to support governments, businesses, and communities build links and strengthen constructive engagement with China, consistent with our national interest.

This grants round supports Australia-China collaboration on climate change, health and ageing, scientific research, community engagement, education, arts and people to people exchanges.

The Foundation has awarded over $6 million in grants across 40 projects, including:

  • A Macquarie University program that aims to improve early detection and effective management of hearing loss in newborns, through collaboration between Australian and Chinese researchers;
  • Surf Life Saving NSW, which will deliver aquatic medical emergency response training to frontline health professionals and first responders in Haikou, China;
  • Monash University's work to expand the reach of Australian Children's literature, through translation into Mandarin;
  • And the University of Western Australia's project to discover, record and tell stories of two centuries of Chinese Australian communities' contributions to our national story.

A list of successful grant recipients is available on the Foundation's website.

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