The first round of grants focussed on developing partnerships between organisations in Australia and Vietnam with no limitation to the project topic. The three funded activities promote innovation in different sectors, and at different levels – introducing technology, growing a production system, and demonstrating an innovation model.

The theme of Round 2 is “Scaling existing Australia – Vietnam innovation partnerships”.


Focus and Objectives

Grant topics are not constrained by sector, but those aligned with Vietnam’ s development needs, Australia’s competitive strength, and other Aus4Innovation program work streams will be favourably considered. Possible topics include:

  • Solutions to climate change and environment challenges
  • Technology for sustainable urban development
  • Advances in agriculture and food commercialisation and productivity

Aus4Innovation seeks initiatives with the potential to deliver ecosystem-level impact and will be guided, in part, by the principles and recommendations of the International Development Innovation Alliance on the role of donors in ecosystem building (for more information see International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA)).

In all cases, proposals should demonstrate potential for wide-scale application, delivering lasting socioeconomic impact. Funded projects must address clearly identified gaps, promote international good practice, and be contextualised for success in Vietnam.

Guidelines for Applicants

Additional information for applicants is available in the guideline document, available HERE

Application Platform

Submission and assessment of applications will be through the Aus4Innovation SmartyGrants portal.

Key Dates

Applications for EOI Open 11 February – 17 March (*)
Shortlisting 18 March – 21 April
Request for detailed proposal from approved shortlist 22 April
Detailed proposals due 10 May
Interviews (as required for due diligence) May – early June
Final selection Mid June
Grant agreement signed (subject to agreement and any negotiation) Mid June – July
Implementation 12 months, from the Activity start date

(Other than (*), other planned timelines are indicative, depending on the actual number of applications received under this Round)

Application Languages

English will be used as the main language in most cases, including but not limited to the Grant Guideline, FAQs, or communications between the Aus4Innovation program office and applicants. Nevertheless, it is requested that submitted proposals will be in dual languages, including one version in English and one version in Vietnamese.

Click HERE for further information.