In 2002, a total of 76 applications were received compared to 82 applications in 2001. The number of approved applications, however, varies by a slim margin between the two grant periods, 43% in 2001 and 42% in 2002.
Malaysia supplied the highest number of applications in 2002, followed by the Philippines, which was a reversal of roles in 2001. As for the acceptance rate, Malaysia had the highest this year with 56%, followed by Thailand with 54% and Indonesia, 28%. The Philippines' acceptance rate dropped from 30% last year to 20% this year.
The Regional Collaboration Grant continues to receive the bulk of applications followed by language training and postgraduate study applications.
Language Training grantees have chosen to study a diverse selection of languages: Vietnamese, Indonesian, Myanmar, Thai, Portuguese and Dutch.