Small Grant

The Small Grant Scheme

You can gain access to small grants for activities that consolidate your professional knowledge and strengthen links to Australia. The Small Grant Scheme (SGS) Guidelines were recently revised following a very comprehensive review by our M&E Adviser. The review process has resulted in substantial changes to the SGS Guidelines, which are now more extensive and detailed, and which enable applicants to self-assess their proposals before submission.

All Vietnamese alumni who have received long term Australia Awards scholarships may be eligible to submit proposals for funding under the SGS. Alumni who have previously received a small grant from AAV may also be eligible for follow-on grants (provided the proposed activity is a relevant follow-on from the alumni’s previous grant activity).

Four types of activities eligible for consideration are:

  • Presentation at conferences
  • Research
  • Organisation of a training course, workshop or seminar
  • Organisational change

Each application is to be evaluated against seven key criteria, namely Strategic Purpose, Ownership, Methodology, Clarity, Complementarity, Financial Investment, Risk Management, and Results Dissemination.

The maximum budget for a proposal submitted by an alumnus is AUD 5,000. Extra funding of up to AUD 5,000 will be available for each additional alumnus involved in the activity, but the maximum budget for any activity is AUD 20,000 regardless of the number of alumni involved. Any activity that has the involvement of more than one alumnus must clearly demonstrate that it is a joint activity with specified roles for each alumnus.

Each application should contain 2 files, one MS Word-format proposal (use Annex 1) and one MS Excel-format budget (use part 5, Annex 1).

When a grant has been successfully implemented and both the completion and final financial reports have been received, a Certificate of Grant Completion will be awarded to the respective alumnus at appropriate alumni events.

On 1st October 2014, before the application deadline, a Small Grant Scheme training workshop was held in Hanoi that briefed interested alumni on the new Guidelines and answered their queries. After the grants are approved, a briefing session in Hanoi on grant financial management and reporting will be organised for grantees.

Download the Small Grants Scheme Guidelinesand the Training Workshop Presentation Slides to learn more.

Following are Small Grant applications that have been approved for Round 5 (2014 - 2015).

Presentation at conferences

1. Ms. Do Thanh Hoa (Master of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology)

Centre for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP)

Activity title: Oral and poster presentation in the 6th International Conference on Public Health among the Greater Mekong Sub-Regional Countries. Date: 5-8 November 2014

Presentation:

  • Oral presentation: Analyzing the role of parents in the association between academic stress and depression among Indian adolescents.
  • Poster presentation: Analyzing some factors related to using health insurance for female reproductive healthcare in 3 provinces in Vietnam 2014

Activity location: Thailand (Khon Kaen)

2. Mr. Bui Quoc Anh (Master of Science in Agriculture, The University of Sydney)

Research & Development Centre, Saigon Hitech Park

Activity title: Oral presentation for Royal Australian Chemical Institute Congress (RACI). Date: 8-12 December 2014

Presentation: Develop an ELISA kit to detect Endosunfan and cyclodien pesticides residues in agricultural products

Activity location: Australia (Adelaide)

3. Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy (Master of Education (TESOL), Monash University)

Hanoi University of Science and Technology - School of Foreign Languages

Activity title: Oral presentation of research paper “EFL collaborative learning in a Vietnamese university” at the 11th Annual CamTESOL conference in Phnom Penh Cambodia, 2015

Presentation: EFL Collaborative Learning in Vietnamese University: Perceptions and Experiences of Students and Teachers. Date: 26 February - 2 March 2015

Activity location: Cambodia (Phnom Penh)

4. Dr. Nguyen Linh Trung (Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics), Queensland University of Technology)

University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam National University

Activity title: Poster presentation of a scientific paper at the 40th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Date: 20-23 April 2015

Presentation: Parallelizable parafac decomposition of 3-way tensors

Activity location: Australia (Brisbane)

5. Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Hien (Master of Disability Studies, Flinders University)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Activity title: Poster presentation at Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity

Presentation: Barriers to Intimate Relationships of People with Physical Disabilities in Vietnam. Date: 18-21 May 2015

Activity location: USA (Hawaii)

6. Dr. Nguyen Trung Kien (PhD of Philosophy, Asia Pacific Studies, Economic Policy, The Australian National University)

Danang University - College of Economics

Activity title: Oral presentation of a paper at the 11th Australasian Development Economics Workshop (ADEW)-2015. Date: 3-6 June 2015

Presentation: Ownership-related Wage Differentials by Occupation in Vietnamese Manufacturing

Activity location: Australia (Melbourne)

7. Dr. Nguyen Thi Thuy (PhD of Philosophy (Banking and Finance), The University of New South Wales)

Danang University - College of Economics

Activity title: Oral presentation of a paper at the 2015 Asian Finance Association Annual Conference. Date: 29 June - 1 July 2015

Presentation: Large shareholders and firm value: alignment or entrenchment effect?

Activity location: China (Changsha, Hunan Province)

8. Mr. Tran Quang My (Master of Telecommunication, University of South Australia)

Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City)

Activity title: Oral presentation of a paper at The IEEE Symposium on High Performance and Smart Computing (IEEE HPSC 2015). Date: 23-26 August 2015

Presentation: Reactive Routing Overhead in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

Activity location: USA (New Jersey)

9. Dr. Ho Thanh Binh (Doctor of Food Sciences, University of Queensland)

An Giang University (Vice Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources)

Activity title: Poster presentation at the Tropical Agriculture Conference 2015 (with potential for oral presentation). Date: 16 – 18 November 2015

Presentation: Quality characteristics and storage for floating rice (Oryza sativa L.) in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam: a preliminary study.

Activity location: Australia (Brisbane)

10. Dr. Vu Thi Thanh Nha (Doctor of Philosophy, The University of New South Wales)

The University of Languages and International Studies, VNU-Hanoi (Dean of the Faculty of English)

Dr. Nguyen Thi Nhan Hoa (Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne)

The International School, VNU-Hanoi (Dean of Foreign Language Department)

Activity title: Presentation at the TESOL International Association Regional Conference "Excellence in Language Instruction: Supporting Classroom Teaching & Learning"

Presentation: Developing a teacher learning community to support classroom change.

Activity location: Singapore

11. Ms. Hoang Thi Duc Ngan (Master of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology)

National Institute of Nutrition (Researcher)

Activity title: Two presentations at the “International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM)” and “International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable Diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support (INFORMAS)”.

Presentation: “Is higher education and income level of parents a risk factor for primary school children in Haiphong City, Vietnam to be overweight and obese?” and “The Food System and non-communicable diseases in Vietnam”

Activity location: Australia (Brisbane)

Research

1. Dr. Kha Chan Tuyen (Master of Philosophy (Food Science), The University of Newcastle)

Nong Lam University

Activity title: Production of spray dried Gac fruit juice and whole milk blends

Activity location: Ho Chi Minh City

2. Dr. Tran Sang Tao (Master of Sciences (Agriculture), The University of New England)

Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry (HUAF)

Activity title: Effects of rice bran and phytase supplementation in layer diets on the performance, egg quality and bio-chemical parameters of Comercial CP Brown Hens

Activity location: Thua Thien Hue

3. Dr. Pham Hoa Hiep (PhD of Education, The University of Melbourne)

Hue University - College of Foreign Languages

Activity title: Research Culture at Australian and Vietnamese Universities: A Pilot Comparative Study and Implications for Vietnam

Activity location: Thua Thien Hue, Ho Chi Minh City and Melbourne

4. Mr. Tran Khanh Long (Master of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology)

Hanoi School of Public Health

Ms. Do Thi Hanh Trang (Master of Public Health, The University of Melbourne)

Hanoi School of Public Health

Activity title: Research on services and support for persons with disabilities in disasters - a case study of Quang Tri province

Activity location: Quang Tri

5. Ms. Tran Ha Uyen Thi (Master of Applied Commerce (International), The University of Melbourne)

Hue University - College of Economics

Activity title: Assessing the current situation of e-commerce adoption in handicraft businesses of traditional craft villages of Thua Thien Hue province

Activity location: Thua Thien Hue

6. Ms. Nguyen Hai Yen (Master of Plant Biotechnology, The University of Adelaide)

Institute of Ecology and Works Protection

Activity title: Reduce chemical sprays in urban areas by changing public attitude and behavior in dealing with urban pests

Activity location: Hanoi

7. Mr. Le Minh Vu (Master of Development Practice (Community Development), The University of Queensland)

Medical Committee Netherlands Vietnam

Mr. Nguyen Nhat An (Master of Development Practice, The University of Queensland)

Mekong Institute

Activity title: Sparking social change via social networks among ethnic young people in upland Huong Hoa district of Quang Tri province, Vietnam

Activity location: Quang Tri

8. Dr. Do Thi Thanh Ha (PhD of Linguistics, The University of Melbourne)

University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University

Activity title: Further investigation into how Vietnamese students acquire English in their study programs. Article writing on the development of their participation in group discussions

Activity location: Australia (Melbourne)

9. Mr. Ngo Minh Ha (Master Animal Studies, The University of Queensland)

Vietnam National University of Agriculture

Activity title: Developing a novel therapy (naturally occuring bacteriocins) to prevent multidrug resistant Escherichia coli infections.

Activity location: Hanoi

Mr. Ha withdrew his application as he went to Japan to pursue PhD study.

Organisation of a training course, workshop or seminar

1. Dr. Bach Ngoc Thang (PhD in Economics, The University of Queensland)

National Economics University

Activity title: Training course Survey design/ management and count-data regression

Activity location: Hanoi

2. Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Dung (Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, The Australian National University)

Thang Long University and CoRE Centre Activity title: Training course: Empowering girls through life skills program called “Shine”

Activity location: Hanoi

3. Dr. Tran Thang Long (PhD of Business & Economics, Monash University)

National Economics University

Activity title: Strengthening research networking capability of Institute for Economics and Development Studies

Activity location: Hanoi

4. Ms. Nguyen Thi Van Khanh (Master of Education (TESOL-International), Monash University)

Lao Cai High School for Gifted Students

Activity title: TESOL Workshop “Building capacity for English Language Teaching (ELT) in Lao Cai through innovative practices”

Activity location: Lao Cai

5. Dr. Nguyen Quy Hanh (Master of Development Practice, The University of Queensland)

Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations of Thua Thien Hue Province

Mr. Vo Dinh Anh Tuan (Master of Development Practice, The University of Queensland)

Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations of Thua Thien Hue Province

Activity title: Regional participatory project writing seminar

Activity location: Thua Thien Hue

6. Dr. Tran Thi Tuyet (PhD of Education, La Trobe University)

University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University

Activity title: Graduate employability workshops

Activity location: Hanoi

7. Mr. Nguyen Van Huy (Master of Health and International Development, Flinders University)

National Center For Water Resources Planning and Investigation (NAWAPI)

Activity title: Capacity building for young staff at the National Centre for Water Resources Planning and Investigation and its subordinate centres

Activity location: Hanoi

8. Mr. Phan Ton Bao Duy (Master of Environmental Management, Flinders University)

Thua Thien Hue Department of Rural Development

Activity title: Training needs assessment and organisation of training course for traditional craft villages in rural areas in Thue Thien Hue

Activity location: Thua Thien Hue

9. Dr. Nghiem Xuan Huy (PhD of Communication and Information, The University of South Australia)

Hanoi - College of Social Sciences and Humanities - Centre of Education Quality, Vietnam National University

Mr. Pham Tien Toan (Master of Library and Information Science, Queensland University of Technology)

Hanoi - College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University

Ms. Nguyen Thi Trang Nhung (Master of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology)

Hanoi - College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University

Activity title: Enhancing information literacy for first year students at University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), VNU Hanoi

Activity location: Hanoi

10. Ms. Tran Hoang Yen (Master of Environment Management, The University of New South Wales)

Bross Partners Advocates & Solicitors

Mr. Ho Duc Tham (Master of Agriculture, The University of Sydney)

Heifer International Vietnam

Mr. Do Van Dinh (Master of Public Policies-Environmental Policies, The Australian National University)

Hau Giang Provincial Party Committee

Tran Hanh Hien (Master of Engineering-Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Adelaide)

Hau Giang Department of Agricultural and Rural Development - Hau Giang Department of Water Resources Management

Activity title: Enhancing awareness in poor Khmer communities on environmental protection and improving resilience to salinity Intrusion in the context of Climate Change

Activity location: Hau Giang

Organisational change

1. Ms. Ton Thi Tam (Master of Education, Queensland University of Technology)

Ministry of Education and Training

Activity title: Developing/Formulating the regulation on organizing and activity of the Ethnic Minority Boarding Schools in order to meet the requirement of education basic and comprehensive renovation.

Activity location: Cao Bang, Daklak, Ca Mau, Danang

2. Mr. Nguyen Quang Dong (Master Government and Public Policy, The University of Queensland)

Research on Development Communication (RED Communication)

Ms. Hoang Thu Trang (Master of Environmental Management and Development, The Australian National University)

CARE international in Vietnam

Ms. Nghiem Lien Phuong (Master of Public Policy, The Australian National University)

National Assembly Office

Ms. Vu Lan Huong (Master of Environment, The University of Melbourne)

Freelance

Activity title: Promoting Evidence-based Policy practices in Vietnam through the development of Vietnamese Policy Online – an open policy research database

Activity location: Hanoi

3. Dr. Tran Duc Nga (PhD of Education, The University of Tasmania)

Hai Phong Private University

Activity title: Changing from teacher-centred teaching to more student-centred: the implication of Constructive Alignment theory

Activity location: Hai Phong

Additional information