Office of Learning and Teaching Grants and Fellowships
2013 Grants Programs
Information and instructions for each program are available on the OLT website.
Dates for 2013
- Applications for Round 1 have closed.
- Round 2 is for full proposals from successful Round 1 EOIs and seed proposals only.
- The internal closing date to DVC(E) is Friday 19th July.
- The OLT closing date is Friday 2 August 2013.
- You must notify the institutional contact officer (ICO) Ms Sally Paynter, of your intention to submit an application as soon you decide and no later than Friday 19 July. This stage is essential and the date is firm. Only those applications notified to the ICO by Friday 19 July will be notified to, and receipted by, the OLT.
- Please note that partner applications also require a letter of support from the DVC(E).
Innovation and Development Program
Innovation and Development projects support research, development and innovation related to the enhancement of learning and teaching in higher education. The program covers a wide range of priority areas, including assessment, curriculum design, student diversity, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and internationalisation.
Leadership for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Program
Leadership for Excellence projects build leadership capacity in ways consistent with the promotion and enhancement of learning and teaching in contemporary higher education.
Seed Projects are: pilot projects which test and evaluate an original idea; or stand-alone, small-scale projects; or projects which build the capacity of early career academics. (‘Early career academic’ is defined in the Seed Projects application instructions.) Applications can address any of the priorities in the Innovation and Development or Leadership for Excellence programs, or any other topic.
Making an application
Read the information and instructions about the grant programs from the OLT website and the Resources box (this page, top right).
Make sure you follow the OLT’s advice on the 'programs and how to apply' page to:
- Read the program's Program information and application instructions
- Read the recommended reading for the program and assessment reports from previous years
- Review the projects funded in your area of interest
- Note the closing dates
- Check the online application process
Contact your Dean as soon as possible to advise of your intention to submit a proposal because the support of your faculty will be required by the University and by the OLT.
Contact the OLT Institutional Contact Officer for the University, Sally Paynter as soon as you decide to make an application, to notify her of your intention to submit and to make arrangements for the required letter of endorsement from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education and Registrar for your application. This will ensure you are on the amiling list for any information updates.
Attend the ITL workshop for grant applicants on Friday 17 May 1-3pm in New Law 340. Click here to enrol.
In preparing your application you are strongly encouraged to seek feedback from faculty colleagues and previously successful applicants for OTL grants or other successful grant applicants. For a list of recent successful grant holders from the University of Sydney please see the Resources section on this page.
Email each of the following documents to Sally Paynter by the internal closing date, Friday 19th July. PLEASE NOTE LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED WITH ENDORSEMENT LETTERS.
- A completed Application Checklist
- The Proposal with its final title. Although changes may still be made to other sections, the title cannot be changed after this date.
- The Budget and associated Attachments including a statement of support from your faculty which is a requirement for the letter of support from the DVCE.
Late applications cannot be considered.
Once the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education has reviewed your application submitted as in Step 6, Sally Paynter will send you the letter of endorsement to include with your application. Once you have received the endorsement letter please consider this your approval to submit the proposal.
Lodge your application directly to the OLT via their Grants Portal. Be sure to allow plenty of time for this step and to include the Proposal, Budget, associated Attachments and Letter of Endorsement from the DVC Education. Applications submitted without institutional endorsement are deemed ineligible by the OLT.
Closing Dates for Round 2
Internal closing date Applications must be received via email, no later than 5pm Friday 19th July
OLT closing date Applications must be received via email, no later than 5pm Friday 2 August 2013
Extension Grants support the continued dissemination and embedding of completed learning and teaching projects. These may be projects funded within institutions, or by one of the OLT's predecessor bodies.
Information regarding the strategic priorities for 2013 and commissioned projects will be available in early 2013.
Queries about the grants may be directed to Alison.Kuiper@sydney.edu.au
Questions about the application process should be directed to Sally.Paynter@sydney.edu.au
Fellowships and Secondments
Secondees will carry out a program of work for the Government and the higher education sector on strategic priorities. Those seconded will be a source of academic advice and support to the staff of the OLT, with the aim of broadening staff capability within DIISRTE, and building relationships with the home institution.
Closing date for nominations: Friday 26 April 2013.
It is expected that the secondees will commence as soon as possible after 1 July 2013 and no later than 1 September 2013. Dates will be negotiated with the successful candidates. More information is available at Secondments and How to Nominate.