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New round of Widening Participation grants


8 March 2013

Up to $320,000 is available for the next round of Widening Participation grants, for projects running from May 2013 to November 2014. Applications are due by COB Friday 19th April.

The guidelines and criteria are available here. Funding will be available for two project categories: flagship and implementation, and must address the 2013 funding round themes. These projects should improve the access of Australians from low SES backgrounds to undergraduate courses, or improve the retention and completion rates of these students.

Flagship projects

Projects of up to $50,000 each can be funded in this category. Projects will be either multi-faculty or cross-disciplinary (if in a large faculty). Projects should build on or expand existing good practice within the University, and be genuinely collaborative. There is an emphasis on the sustainability of project outcomes. The projects must include a component of schools / community engagement, and be linked to a Faculty or Division strategic goal (e.g. low SES enrolment targets, Wingara Mura local implementation priorities). Applicants are encouraged to work with the Social Inclusion Unit and ITL to develop their applications.

Duration: up to 18 months

Implementation projects

Projects of up to $20,000 each can be funded in this category. The funding is for the adoption or implementation of existing good practice in a new context (for example implementing a previously funded initiative in a new faculty or a new course). These projects can take place within a single faculty, discipline or large unit of study.

Duration: up to 18 months

For further information, please contact Mary Teague or Amani Bell, and come along to an information workshop on Friday 22nd March, 10-11am in New Law School Seminar 028. Please subscribe to the Widening Participation Scholars Network listserv if you would like to keep in touch with information about the grants and other professional development opportunities.