2017 Strategic Education Grants Now Open

Ideas for Educational Innovation

The Strategic Education Grants program is a competitive scheme to fund educational innovation and targeted curriculum development to deliver enhanced student learning outcomes across the University. The program offers funding of up to $12000 and up to $35000 depending on the project size and scope. Since its introduction in 2014, the program has funded a wide variety of highly successful initiatives in 2015 and 2014 across the institution in undergraduate, postgraduate and open online courses.

Funding for 2016 was divided between round 2 of 2015 and the mid-2016 scheme. In the latter, the scheme was widened from that available in 2015 to fund the development of the innovative learning designs in the Strategic Plan 2016-20, such as the Open Learning Environment for undergraduate and higher degree by research students. Grants totalling $850,000 were awarded to 33 different projects across the University in 2016 with over 100 applications received. This funding is in addition to around $750,000 awarded in the 2015 round 2 for projects developed in 2016.

The current round covers the whole of 2017. To reflect this and to support the strategic priority of delivering a distinctive Sydney education through the transformation of the undergraduate curriculum and of the learning experience, it is hoped that the present scheme will fund a significantly larger number of projects.

In addition to the move to a single funding round, the other major changes in this round are the introduction of a new category of funding for project-based units and the opening up of funding to non-faculty groups. Funding is available for 4 types of initiatives:

Applications for Strategic Education Grants are assessed by representatives of the faculties and central portfolios to ensure that the unprecedented investment in education is aligned with the strategic selection criteria. The Educational Innovation team is here to assist you in developing your application, whether you are a first-time applicant or are seeking to build on feedback from a previous application:
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