2011 'Widening Participation Grants' announced
11 August 2011
Over $800K is available to faculties through a range of new curriculum, research and partnership grants, as part of the University's commitment to social inclusion and widening participation in higher education. These grant initiatives are managed as a partnership between the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) and the Social Inclusion Unit. There are three categories:
- Community engagement grants for social inclusion partnerships ($10-30K)
These grants support faculties or divisions to engage in partnership activities with schools or communities aimed at widening participation.
- Inclusive curriculum renewal grants ($5-15K)
These grants support the implementation and integration of inclusive teaching strategies into curricula and teaching, especially in first-year units.
- Research on inclusion/exclusion ($5-25K)
These grants support research of three types: research on inclusion that relates to pathways to higher education, research on inclusion that relates to higher education teaching, and curriculum and evaluation research on widening participation strategies.
Only a short application is required and the applications will be considered by a selection panel drawn from the University community. Applications for all three categories of grants close at 5pm, 9 September with the successful applicants being announced at the Sydney Teaching Colloquium on 20 and 21 September 2011.