Innovation and excellence grants

The Innovation and Excellence Grants are available on a ‘rolling basis’ with staff able to apply for them at any stage during the year with the maximum amount available capped at $5,000 per grant.

Grant criteria
  1. Innovation & Excellence

  2. Development of innovative and excellent approaches to teaching is the primary criteria, although the terms will be widely interpreted with a focus on teaching.

  3. Potential Impact and Applications of Successful Outcomes

  4. The benefits in terms of the application of the initiative first and most importantly should be to the students of the applicant(s).  Other things being equal the benefits for a larger number of students would be greater than for a smaller class. Possible future and ongoing benefits for the University either directly or indirectly will be considered.

  5. Background Experience of the Applicant(s)
    To support the determination as to whether the proposed procedure has a reasonable chance of being carried through to a successful conclusion.

  6. The Type of Support Requested (e.g., equipment, personnel, software etc.)
    It is recognised that some innovations require dedicated hardware and/or software and the committee will take this into account.

  7. Partial Funding of Several Applications or Complete Funding of a Few Applications

  8. All applications are evaluated and the Committee may choose to partially fund, as well as fully fund (or decline to fund) applications based upon the criteria.

  9. Overseas Leave and Conference Attendance

  10. Not funded

  11. Funding of Equipment

  12. Notwithstanding point 4, the Fund is not intended to provide funding for equipment.  For example, the re-equipping of lecture theatres, laboratories etc., may be desirable from a teaching point of view but is not a function of the Fund.

  13. Funding of Doctorate and Masters Students

  14. The funding of doctoral and masters students is not a function of the fund

  15. Production of Regular Course Material

  16. Money for the copying, printing or distribution of regular course material will not be provided by the Fund. 

  17. Dissemination of Outcomes

  18. All applications must include a dissemination plan of how the project outcomes will be shared across the university and be prepared to talk about their project at University events

  19. Feedback

  20. All applicants will receive timely feedback from the Committee

Download the Application Form and send completed applications to Geraldine Gulbransen, Administrator, National Centre for Teaching and Learning.


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