Widening participation grants
The University has developed an internal grant program for faculties to help us meet our strategy goals for social inclusion and widening participation. The grant program is used both to attract promising students from diverse backgrounds and ensure they find an inclusive and varied learning environment at the University.
The grant program also helps us increase our research activity into social inclusion and exclusion in Australia, and support University staff in becoming leaders and champions of social inclusion programs at the University.
The initiative is funded by the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program, and managed as a partnership between the Social Inclusion Unit and the Institute for Teaching and Learning. It is supported by the Widening Participation Scholars network, a group of academic and general staff involved in social inclusion.
2012 Widening Participation Grants
In 2012, up to $220,000 was available for projects in the following categories:
Two Undergraduate 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 /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). NB. If any of the applicants are participating in a current Widening Participation grant, they must show evidence of progress towards achieving outcomes. Applicants are encouraged to work with the SIU and ITL to develop their applications.
Duration: up to 12 months
Five undergraduate 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. NB. If any of the applicants are participating in acurrent Widening Participation grant, they must show evidence of progress towards achieving outcomes.
Duration: up to one year
There is some funding available for team members from 2011 projects to present project outcomes at conferences. Please contact Mary Teague for further information.
|Call for proposals||Mid-May 2012|
Additional support available from Dr Amani Bell, ITL and Mary Teague, SIU.
|2-3pm, Wednesday 13th June 2012|
Submit via online form
|5pm, Friday 27th July 2012|
|Applicants notified||End of August 2012|
|Projects commence||From 1 September 2012|
|Project Timeline for completion and reporting||30 September 2013|
Report on the expenditure of allocated funds by the reporting deadline
|31 October 2013|
Widening Participation Grant Panel
|Jane Gavan||Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Division of Architecture & Creative Arts
|Heather McKenzie||Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Division of Sydney Nursing School
|Michelle Lincoln||Associate Dean Undergraduate
Division of Health Sciences
|Lucy Buxton||Manager, Social Outreach, Social Inclusion & Postgraduate Research Recruitment
Division of Natural Science
|Jennifer Barrett||Pro Dean Academic
Faculty of Arts & Social Science
|Simon Reay Atkinson||Project Management
Division of EIT
|Nigel Smith||Manager, Student and Academic Services
Institute for Teaching and Learning
Institute for Teaching and Learning
Social Inclusion Unit
Widening Participation Progam
For information or feedback about your application please contact or once you have been notified about the outcome of your submission.