Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Register Registration Record

Registrant - Organisation
Business name United States Studies Centre
Trading name
Foreign business registration number
Activity type Communications activity
Activity start date 30/10/2023
Activity end date 30/10/2023
Activity description
 The USSC’s Emerging Technology Program was successful in applying for a grant from the US Department of State for a program titled “USSC Emerging Technology Visiting Fellows”. This grant was part of the second round of a funding competition, ‘U.S. Embassy Australia FY23 Annual Program Statement’, run by the U.S. Embassy in Australia. The program the grant covers will run for one year from 31 October 2023 (ending 31 October 2024), and fund the hosting of a diverse set of US experts across areas of emerging technology, allowing them to contribute their voices and insights to Australian discussions around technology policy. It will cover airfare and accommodation costs for the four Visiting Fellows, as well as associated events costs while hosting them.
Foreign Principal
Foreign principal type Foreign government
Foreign principal commencement date 25/10/2022
Foreign principal cease date
Name of foreign principal US Department of State
Foreign country/jurisdiction* associated to United States of America
Description of the arrangement with the foreign principal
The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is a university-based research centre, dedicated to the independent analysis of American foreign policy, defence, trade, technology, politics and culture. We have submitted two grant proposals for the US State Department. The purpose of the first grant is to deliver a speaker series to demonstrate the relevance of the Australia-US alliance, raise awareness among the general public, and engage new, younger audiences. The purpose of the second grant is to deliver a series of events designed to leverage Australian interest in the US midterm elections and take a substantive look at how the key areas of interest for Australia (eg climate change, trade and tech policy) may change based on the make-up of the new Congress.