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Student Experience Innovation Grants

Do you have an idea that will facilitate cross-cultural connections and make an impact on the academic, personal or professional success of our students?

Students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences have the opportunity to access between $500-$2,000 of funding and partner with staff to make their project idea a reality through the Student Experience Innovation Grants Program.

You'll get the opportunity to:

  • Make a significant impact on students in our community.
  • Gain practical experience applying the skills you've learnt in your degree to a real world project.
  • Receive training and mentoring over six months to develop your project design, project implementation, marketing and communications, data analysis and reporting skills.
  • Build your resume and be recognised for your leadership as part of this prestigious program.

In 2018, the Student Experience Innovation Grants Program funded and developed projects like Language Buddies, the Therapaws: Dog therapy program, Sculpture by the Sea Coastal Walk, Australian Sporting Experience, World Mental Health Festival, Taronga Zoo Safari and more.

How to apply

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 Student Experience Innovation Grants are now open and close Tuesday 4 December 2018.

If you are interested in getting involved, you can complete an expression of interest. There is no commitment required and our team will be in touch to answer any questions you have and provide you with support on developing a project idea and submitting a project proposal. 

If you are thinking about applying, you can also read the Student Experience Innovation Grants application guidelines (pdf, 1.8MB). This guide will give you information on the program including eligibility, project ideas, timeline and commitments, assessment criteria, terms and conditions and more.

If you are ready to apply, you can complete the Student Experience Innovation Grants application form and project proposal.The application form and project proposal asks you for information about you (and your team if applicable) and a 300-600 word overview of your project. 

Who runs the program

The Student Experience Innovation Grants program is an initiative of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Student Affairs and Engagement team and the University of Sydney Division of Alumni and Development.

The Division of Alumni and Development provides opportunities for graduates to connect with our community and expand their networks. At the University of Sydney we’re proud to have over 320,000 alumni and 58,000 donors worldwide. Their global impact is immense. We would like to sincerely thank our alumni for their generous support of the Student Experience Fund.

You can find out more about the Division of Alumni and Development.

The Student Affairs and Engagement team is dedicated to developing your academic, professional and personal success throughout your studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. We offer tailored programs, activities and resources to build your skills and experience, develop your career, offer you advice and connect you with other students and staff in our community. You can contact us at or follow us on Facebook.

Download the grant application guidelines

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Student Affairs and Engagement team

Last updated: 28 November 2018

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