Mazda Foundation Research Grants, Australia

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The Foundation periodically identifies a priority area of focus. The Foundation’s current priority area of focus is Programs focused on identifying and/or remedying reading issues in children, with a particular interest in early intervention programs.

Rather than inviting applications from a broad section of the public, the Foundation will each year identify potential candidates for grants in the Foundation’s nominated priority area. Each year the independent Board of Directors of the Foundation expects to identify a select number of projects for which an agreed contribution will be made to the approved organization(s).

Although organizations should no longer apply to the Foundation for a grant, if an organization has a project which relates to the Foundation’s current priority area, it may register a request to be considered by the Foundation by lodging a Project Notification in the form attached. Such notification may be lodged electronically or by hard copy to the Foundation.

If lodging a Project Notification form, please note that:

  • the project must fall within the Foundation’s nominated priority area;
  • the organization must be an eligible recipient under the Income Tax Assessment Act;
  • the project must be consistent with the broader aims and objectives of the Foundation (published on this website); and
  • all areas of the attached form must be completed.

The Foundation will acknowledge receipt of the Project Notification form, but this should not be seen as in any way indicating that the request for consideration will progress further.

Any Project Notification received by the Foundation will be considered at the Foundation’s Board meetings held in April 2011 and October 2011. As such Project Notifications must be submitted for notification by 31 March 2011 and 30 September 2011 respectively. The Foundation’s Board meets approximately four times per year, and accordingly a period of some months may elapse between lodgment of a Project Notification and it being selected for detailed consideration.

Once the Foundation selects a project for further consideration, it may seek a detailed submission from the applicant and/or seek to confer with the applicant.

Download: Project Notification Form

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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