About the Program
The New Colombo Plan aims to boost Australia’s knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region and strengthen Australia’s people-to-people and institutional relationships through study and internships/mentorships undertaken by Australian undergraduate students in the region.
In 2017, 266 UQ students received grants to study as part of 17 short-term and semester-based programs, more than double the previous year.
Approximately $36 million is available for grants to support students with undertaking semester-based study, short-term study, practicums, clinical placements, internships/mentorships and short-term research activities in the Indo-Pacific region. The Australian Government will prioritise projects that entail significant private sector in-kind support or financial sponsorship, and projects of more than six weeks' duration.
Approximately 25 per cent of total funding available under the 2018 round will be directed towards multi-year mobility projects undertaken over three years (between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2021). The remainder of the funding will be directed to single-term mobility projects (undertaken between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2019). Applicants cannot submit the same project proposal for single-term and multi-year funding.
Mobility projects must provide students with academic credit or count towards the course requirements for the student's course of study.
- 5 December 2016