The U. S. Embassy in Australia announces an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out programs that strengthen support for the unbreakable U.S.-Australia alliance, raise awareness about joint economic partnerships, and promote shared interests in a free and
open Indo-Pacific region.
Applications should include an American element or connection with an American expert, organization, or institution.
Priority Program Areas:
· Shared Values:
Activities that promote the values that underpin the U.S.-Australia alliance, including but not limited to democracy, human rights, rule of law, freedom of speech, and gender equality.
· Economic Partnership:
Activities that support U.S.-Australia partnerships in areas including space exploration, critical minerals, cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and corporate social responsibility.
· Indo-Pacific Vision:
Activities that advance U. S. and Australian efforts to increase security, prosperity, good governance, and cooperation in the South Pacific sub-region, and the broader Indo-Pacific region.
Young Australians tend to be skeptical of the importance of the U.S.-Australia bilateral relationship; only 38 percent of Australians under the age of 45 said that the alliance is “very important,” according to a recent Lowy Institute poll.
To address these trends, the U. S. Embassy in Australia seeks to fund programs that primarily, though not necessarily exclusively, engage with next-generation leaders and Australians under the age of 4 0. All applications must identify the target audience of the program and estimate audience reach through direct contact, and if possible, through indirect contact via social or traditional media.