Grants

Grants are available for both the VET and Higher Education sectors to support projects and research activities that enhance teaching and learning. Grants are usually collaborative endeavours, and involve teaching and research staff, and can be within a school, a faculty, an institution or even across multiple institutions.

Grants are available internally and externally, and can range significantly in value, scope and time. Some grants may be offered for a single issue or purpose, while others are available on an annual basis. Grants are generally funded with the expectation that any knowledge or resources are publicly available and distributed for the benefit of the sector.

For further information or to apply for an OLT grant, contact the Research Grants & Business Development team (RGDB), in the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI).

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CDU

Internal Research Project Grant
Sector: HE
Source: Charles Darwin University
Details: The internal research funds have been distributed directly to the relevant Faculties and Schools. Please contact the relevant Faculty/IAS School directly for information on how to apply for these types of grants.

For further information or to apply for an OLT grant, contact the Research Grants & Business Development team (RGDB), in the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI).

 

Government

OLT Strategic Grant
Sector: HE
Source: Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching
Details: The OLT occasionally commissions strategic projects in response to key issues in the Australian higher education sector with the guidance of OLT’s Strategic Advisory Committee. Topics and funding will change year to year to address changing priorities.

OLT Innovation and Development Grant
Sector: HE
Source: Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching
Details: Innovation and Development projects support research, development and innovation related to the enhancement of learning and teaching in higher education.  A wide range of priority areas is covered including assessment, curriculum renewal, student diversity and internationalisation.

OLT Leadership for Excellence Grant
Sector: HE
Source: Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching
Details: Leadership for Excellence projects build leadership capacity in ways consistent with the promotion and enhancement of learning and teaching in contemporary higher education.

OLT Seed Project
Sector: HE
Source: Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching
Details: Seed Projects provide for pilot projects which test and evaluate an original idea.  Applications can address any of the priorities in the Innovation and Development or Leadership for Excellence programs, or any other topic.

NCVER Commissioned Research
Sector: HE/VET
Source: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Details: The National Vocational Education and Training Research (NVETR) program provides funding annually for VET research. NCVER provides applicants with an information kit which includes briefing notes on the research priorities and a guide to submitting research proposals. These become available on the website when a funding round is announced.

For further information or to apply for an OLT grant, contact the Research Grants & Business Development team (RGDB), in the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI).

 

Industry and Professional

Canadian Studies Program
Sector: HE - Canada Studies
Source: Canadian High Commission in Canberra
Details: The Canadian High Commission in Canberra administers the Government of Canada's Canadian Studies Program in Australia and New Zealand. The program provides research and teaching grants aimed at supporting the development of teaching, research and publications about Canada in tertiary institutions.

 

For further information or to apply for an OLT grant, contact the Research Grants & Business Development team (RGDB), in the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI).

Application Process: Australian Government's OLT Grants: Coming Soon

External Resources

University of Queensland. (2011). Developing Submissions Teaching and Learning Grants Guide – University of Queensland 2011. Brisbane: Author (.pdf)

D-Cubed project. (2011). Quick Guide to Dissemination – D-Cubed Project 2011. Brisbane: University of Queensland (.pdf)