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 ( 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.