Funding opportunities

Funding Opportunities

The Faculty invites applications for Teaching Innovation Grants annually. These are available to all full-time or fractional full-time academic staff in FBE (Levels A and above).
The objective of the grants is to provide financial support to facilitate teaching innovations, teaching professional development and research that will:

  • Lead to a significant change in subject innovation and/or delivery (pedagogy or curriculum development)
  • Lead to a publishable piece(s) of significant research in peer-assessed journals in business education  (preferably of international standing); and/or
  • Result in the production of high quality university and/or external grant applications, particularly ARC submissions

Assistance in applying for these grants is available from the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. Anyone contemplating a grant application which involves web-tools or multi-media are encouraged to discuss their plans with a member of the WCLA.

There are four categories of grants each year. Full guidelines, forms and a summary of the selection process for 2016 are provided in the attachments. A call for grants with the relevant guidelines are emailed to staff each year.

Teaching Innovation Grants

(up to $15,000) These are intended to assist academic staff to pilot a teaching innovation or to develop innovative teaching materials in the subjects for which they are responsible.

Sustaining Innovation Grants

(up to $10,000) These are intended to sustain an innovation that academics would like to continue in their subjects for another semester. The innovation must have been previously funded by an FBE Innovation grant in 2015 or an LTI in 2015-2016. The past application and letter of award of the grant must be appended to the application.

Teaching Development Grants

(up to $20,000) These grants are to be awarded to individuals or teams. These mirror the Learning & Teaching Initiatives and aim to encourage applications in the areas of:

  1. Learning and Teaching
  2. Professional Development Programs and
  3. Digital Learning and Teaching.

These are generally more substantial projects as compared to Teaching Innovation Grants.

Learning Advancement Grants

(up to $10,000) These are intended to assist academic staff to collaborate with leading teachers interstate or overseas for a period of up to 8 weeks to inform their teaching practice. Only one grant is awarded per department each year. The intention is that recipients of this award will be apply for a U21 Fellowship in the following year. (More details are provided under ‘Research’).