Alumni Disability Initiative Grants

The Australian Government is committed to disability inclusive development to enable people with disability to find pathways to realise their full potential.

As part of its alumni engagement activities, Australia Awards – Nepal has managed the Alumni Disability Initiative Grants (ADIG) since 2018. Continuing the initiative, Australia Awards – Nepal announces ADIG-2021, which aims to support activities or pilot initiatives implemented by alumni who are passionate about addressing the cross-cutting theme of disability.

The grants are designed to encourage and support alumni initiatives that promote innovation and collaboration for awareness building, capacity development, promoting equal opportunities, and reducing or removing barriers for people with disability in Nepal.

ADIG-2021 welcomes applications from individual alums or groups of alumni to apply for up to NPR 90,000 to implement a disability inclusion initiative. Group applications are encouraged. The five most deserving applications will be selected to receive a grant.

Interested alumni are invited to read the Concept Note and submit the Application Form by 30 March 2021.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an Australia Awards alum of either:
    • the DFAT-funded Australia Awards Scholarships, Australia Awards Fellowships, or Short Course Awards; or
    • another Scholarship or Fellowship program funded by the Australian Government.
  • Be a Nepali citizen, residing in Nepal, and intend to use ADIG-2021 in Nepal.
  • Be applying to use the grant for:
    • awareness building; and/or
    • capacity development; and/or
    • promoting equal opportunity among people with disability; and/or
    • reducing and/or removing barriers for people with disability.
  • Agree to participate in a Fraud Management, Child Protection, and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment briefing prior to receiving the grant, and use and acquit the grant according to DFAT and Program guidelines.

Applicants must complete the Application Form, Activity Work Plan Template (Annex 1), Budget Template (Annex 2), and Application Checklist (Annex 3) and submit them (via email), along with relevant supporting documentation to by 30 March 2021.

Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Applications will be judged against the following criteria:

Date Stage
15 March 2021 Applications open
30 March 2021 Applications close
7 April 2021 Successful applicants confirmed and announced
8 April 2021 Induction on Fraud Management, Child Protection, and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment
9 April – 14 May 2021 Implementation of Alumni Disability Initiative Grants
14 May 2021 Submission of Completion Report