Business & Economy

Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Grant (AVEG) Pilot Program

On 14 November 2020, as part of a broader package of economic, development and security measures to support Southeast Asia’s recovery from COVID-19, Prime Minister Morrison announced the Mekong-Australia Partnership (MAP), a four-year $232 million investment, led by DFAT, with whole-of-government input. Pillar Three of the six pillars of MAP is focused specifically on Vietnam.

The AVEG Program 2021 will advance Australia’s international economic interests through bilateral engagement on trade and investment policy priorities of the Australian Government. 
Intended outcomes: 

  • Increase public awareness of Australia’s economic opportunities in Vietnam
  • Develop enduring partnerships across sectors in Australia and Vietnam
  • Increase Australia’s capacity to effectively engage with Vietnam in existing and emerging areas of mutual economic interest

Key eligibility criteria: 

  • Individuals who intend the grant to be administered by a university should apply on behalf of the university, i.e. your university is the applicant.

For more information, click here

Application deadline: 
Applications are currently open until Friday 14 May, 14:00 AEST

For any questions regarding the program, please email the Vietnam Economic Strategy Team at vietnameconomicstrategy@dfat.gov.au no later than 10 May 2021. 

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