Collaborative research grants


The Philippines Project provides small research grants for approximately three to four research projects each year to foster collaborative research between Australian and Philippine scholars. The Project supports innovative research focused on inclusive economic growth, trade, politics, and governance in the Philippines.

Current recipients

Congratulations to our 2017 collaborative research grant recipients. Visit the announcement page to find out about their projects.

How to Apply?

Applications can be submitted to the Philippines Project by email at

Applications must contain the following attachments:

  1. Completed research grant proposal
    Application form

  2. Current CV for all intended researchers (max. 3 A4 pages each)

Key Dates 2018

Call for applications: Friday 1 September 2017

Deadline for applications: Friday 1 December 2017

Key Dates 2017

Call for applications: Friday 16 December 2016

Deadline for applications: Thursday 16 February 2017


  • Proposals will be accepted from partnership/collaboration between researchers from two or more institutions.
  • One member of the research team must be affiliated with a Philippine academic or research institution.


  • Applications for small research grants are assessed on the basis of academic quality and research potential.
  • Priority is given to proposals which demonstrate prospects for long term cooperation between Philippine and Australian institutions and potential to obtain additional funding.
  • Proposals must address how their research intends to take into account gender equity.
  • Applications will be assessed on the basis of their research and budget proposals.
    • Research proposals require the following:
      1. Title
      2. Abstract (max. 250 words)
      3. Research objectives
      4. Background
      5. Methodology
      6. Significance, innovation and policy relevance
      7. Expected outcomes and deliverables
      8. Timeline (schedule of research activities)
  • Applicants are required to provide contact details of two referees and current CVs for all members of the research team.


  • The grants are intended to cover the cost of initiating new research activities, such as economy airfares, local travel, field work, data collection or research assistance.
  • The value of the grant will range from A$10,000 to A$15,000. The Project reserves the right to determine the final amount to be awarded.
  • The grants are not meant to cover salary costs, overhead costs of institutes attached to the applicant, medical insurance, visa charges, and private travel. Expenses of spouses, dependents and relatives travelling with the recipient will not be covered.
  • The grants research must be completed within twelve months.
  • Grant recipients are responsible for securing ethics approval, where relevant.
  • Grant recipients are responsible for securing the approval of their institutions/organisations to undertake the fellowship, where required. This includes securing travel approval and authorisation to conduct collaborative research.


  • Applications received are considered by a selection committee. Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Amy Hamilton
Project coordinator
Philippines Project

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet