China Studies Centre Schools Grant 2016

As a part of the China Studies Centre’s (CSC) commitment to engaging in outreach programs to promote the study of China across Australia, we are offering 5 x $1000 grants to Australian schools wanting to improve student knowledge about and/or engagement with China.

These grants are intended to fuel interest in China by introducing school students to aspects of Chinese culture during their studies. By sparking interest at an early age, these grants will help build understanding between Australia and some of its neighbours, creating the foundations for ongoing long-term and meaningful relations.

Given the breadth and depth of diversity within China, we encourage high schools to be creative and welcome applications that embrace Chinese culture through all kinds of lenses including (but not limited to) language, history, food, performing arts, visual arts and sport. We are open to proposals which focus on a specific area, or several, so long as they are in China. For the purposes of the grant, China is defined as Mainland China/People’s Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Eligibility and Conditions

All primary and high schools within Australia are eligible to apply for one of these grants. Applications must include:

  • an outline of your proposal including the activities and the number of students involved
  • a short statement on how the project will promote understanding of China amongst students
  • a nominated contact person responsible for the project
  • proposed date(s) for the project
  • a draft budget for how the $1000 grant will be spent


Priority will be given to new initiatives, rather than existing programs.

Grant recipients will be expected to share photos and stories from their project with the CSC for publication purposes. A short completion report will be required at the end of the project to explain how the project promoted China and the outcomes of the project.

Submission and Deadlines

Applications should be submitted electronically to
Date: 5pm on Monday 21 March, 2016
We do not require paper copies of applications. Late applications will not be accepted.

Further Information

Should you have any further queries, please feel free to contact the Centre Manager, Jordan Bryan on (02) 9114 0836, 0401 687 477 or .