In the COALAR Grant Round 2022-2023, projects that align with the theme of economic, social, and environmental sustainability across COALAR's priority areas of business, education, tourism, and cultural promotion are strongly encouraged.

These themes seek to encourage Latin America-Australia connections that create, implement, and communicate innovative and diverse approaches with this theme. 

Eligible countries include: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. 

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 $10,000 to $50,000 per annum. Co-contributions from applicants and other parties will strengthen an application.

Subsidy of general ongoing administration of an organisation such as electricity, phone, rent, salaries (including for research assistants or administrative staff), honorariums or administrative charges levied by the applicant's organisation are not normally funded. 

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 COALAR 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 18 July 2022



Key dates

Apply directly to DFAT using SmartyGrants online application from by 25 July 2022 4pm AEST.

Request a letter of support and GSP review on application for eligibility and compliance (if required) by 18 July 2022

UQ coversheet to be submitted to GSP by 18 July 2022


For any questions in relation to the grant or for a request, please contact the Global Strategy and Partnerships team.