In the CAAR Grant Round 2022-2023, successful grant proposals will align with at least one of the priority sectors:

  • Innovation and Sustainability (including Climate Change innovations)
  • Health and Sport
  • Social Cohesion and Gender Equality (including Diversity)  
  • Arts and Culture

Applications that involve participation in the Arab region, for example, such as on-site activity for projects that involve travel to a Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) country are welcome.

Global Engagement provides Global Strategy Framework and Global Engagement Briefs. The Global Strategy and Partnerships (GSP) team welcome inquiries to identify potential partners in destination countries. 



Please consult the guidelines for the eligibility of your project. 


The estimated grant value is from $20,000 to $60,000 per annum. Co-contributions from applicants and other parties will strengthen an application.

Some activities that the grant money cannot be used for:

  • Subsidy of general ongoing administration of an organisation such as electricity, phone, rent, salaries (including for research assistants or administrative staff)
  • Activities for which other Commonwealth, state, territory, or local government bodies have primary responsibility (e.g., academic research, assistance to business, development assistance projects)

How to apply

Step 1: More information

Visit the funding opportunity SharePoint page for more information and UQ forms to complete. 

Step 2: Completing the application

The grant guidelines are available from the DFAT website. All applications must be submitted by the applicant electronically using the SmartyGrants CAAR application form

GSP will provide a brief UQ capacity statement and information on UQ's engagement in the country of your application upon request. 

GSP will provide a letter of support after the applicant submits the filled template and application cover sheet. Please allow five working days for the GSP team to process the letter of support. Please visit the funding opportunity SharePoint page to download the templates. 

Step 3: GSP internal review and feedback

For GSP to review on compliance and feedback, email your application to the GSP team by 4 July 2022


Key dates

Apply directly to DFAT using SmartyGrants online application from by 11 July 2022 3pm AEST.

Request a letter of support and GSP review on application for eligibility and compliance (if required) by 4 July 2022

UQ coversheet to be submitted to GSP by 4 July 2022