“New Colombo Plan student Jess English in Indonesia” by DFAT 2014 CC BY 2.0

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant Applications 2017

Macquarie staff are invited to apply for Government funding for Study Programs in the Indo-Pacific.

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is an Australian government initiative that offers Australian undergraduate students grants for study and internships/mentorships in the Indo-Pacific.

Staff are invited to develop undergraduate study programs that are for academic credit or a mandatory course component and apply for funding. A range of options are eligible for grant funding, including semester based study up to 12 months, short term study, practica, clinical placements, internships/mentorships and short term research.

To date, Macquarie has received over $1.4 million in NCP funding. Successful projects have included:
• Semester study in Pacific Writing at the University of South Pacific (Fiji);
• Semester study plus optional internship in software development and engineering at FPT University (Vietnam);
• Five-week program at Jilin University comprising language training and intensive engineering study (China);

Programs can be held in any of these 38 destinations.

How to apply

Applications for mobility funding in the 2017 Round open on 1 April.

You must apply through Macquarie International for nomination by the University to the Government.

If you are interested in proposing a project, you are encouraged to:

• Consult with your Associate Dean International, PACE or Macquarie International;

• Email Macquarie International (international.relations@mq.edu.au) for an information pack and application instructions;

• If time permits, attend the NCP Information Session to be held on Thursday 7 April 2016 (click here for registration and further information);

Completed project applications must be received by 1 May 2017.

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