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Learning and Teaching Grants Program 2014

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The aim of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Grants Programs is to provide funding for academics and professional staff to investigate, develop and implement innovations in learning and teaching. Grants facilitate scholarship and research into learning and teaching, and promote systemic change in the sector. They play an important role in providing esteem for learning and teaching scholarship and practice and provide a counterbalance to the focus on research.

In 2014, the OLT Grants programs comprise:

  • Innovation and Development program
  • Seed Projects
  • Extension Grants
  • Strategic Priority Projects

Innovation and Development and Seed Project deadlines:
Round 1, 2014 closing date: Friday 8 November 2013 (internal deadline 18 October 2013)
Round 2, 2014 closing date: Monday 16 June 2014 (internal deadline Friday 26 May 2014)

Extension Grants deadlines:
Round 1, 2014 closing date: Friday 4 April 2014
Round 2, 2014 closing date: Friday 5 September 2014

Full details including Grants Programs operation information and application instructions, individual Program Information, and resources and reports are available on the Australia Government Office for Learning and Teaching website.

Note significant changes for 2014

  • Round 1, 2014 Grant applications are due on Friday 8 November 2013.
  • In response to the OLT requirement for a centralised coordination of submissions, Curtin has established an internal submission process. For Round 1 applications, there is an initial Curtin deadline of 18 October 2013. For Round 2 applications, there is an internal Curtin deadline of Friday 26 May 2014. Access the guidelines for the internal process and the proforma for letter of support at the links on this page. While applicants still submit their own applications via the OLT portal, only applications that have been through the Curtin internal process will be receipted by the OLT.
  • The Leadership for Excellence in Learning and Teaching program is no longer a program in its own right and has been consolidated into a priority area under Innovation and Development Grants.
  • In Round 1, 2014 applicants may choose to submit either a full proposal or an Expressions of Interest (EOI). Applications for seed projects can also be submitted.
  • Round 2, 2014 is only open to full proposals invited from successful expressions of interest in Round 1. Applications for seed projects can also be submitted.

If you are considering applying for a grant it is recommended that you:

  • Read the Grants Programs operation information and application instructions
  • Read the relevant Program Information and note project funding and duration
  • Follow the internal Curtin processes for lodgement of applications
  • Read the recommended reading for the program and assessment reports from previous years
  • Access the resources on the OLT Grants website including dissemination and evaluation strategies
  • Speak to previous and current grant holders
  • Review the projects previously funded in your area of interest
  • Adhere to the instructions for submitting an application including the closing dates
  • Check the online application process when it becomes available

The Institutional Contact Officer (ICO) for Curtin is Professor Jill Downie (Telephone: 9266-1950, Fax: 9266-2779, email: J.Downie@curtin.edu.au).

For more information contact Dr Tania Broadley in the Curtin Learning Institute (Telephone: 9266 -2864, email: T.Broadley@curtin.edu.au)

New resource for grant applicants

James, R. and McCormack, C. (2013). Grant Application Handbook for Office for Learning and Teaching grants: Tips and tricks for grant application preparation. Armidale NSW, Australia: University of New England, dehub. Available from http://dehub.edu.au/publications/books/

Support for the original work was provided by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) through the DEHub Project.

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