ATN Grants Scheme for Excellence in Learning and Teaching 2018

Students studyingThe Australian Technology Network (ATN) has established a collaborative grants scheme for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. The aim of the grants program is to provide funding to facilitate scholarship and research into learning and teaching, and promote systemic change in the sector. 


The ATN are calling for academic and professional staff to submit applications for Strategic Initiative Grants to investigate, discover, develop and implement innovations in learning and teaching in higher education. 

A maximum of $470,000 is available for Strategic Initiative Grants (up to $235,000 per Strategic Initiative Grant).

The duration of Strategic Initiative projects is one year. Requests for extensions to two years will only be considered for very large projects (a large project being over $150,000).


Full-time, part-time and sessional academic and professional staff who are actively involved in learning and teaching related activities are eligible to apply for the Strategic Initiative Grants. 


Applications closed on Friday 20 October 2017



UniversityCityNameContact details
Curtin University  Perth Associate Professor Craig Zimitat -
Director Course and Teaching Quality
(08) 9266 5843
QUT Brisbane Ms Georgia Smeal - Manager Awards and Grants Service   (07) 3138 9858

RMIT Melbourne

Dr Julie Willems - Academic Developer - RMIT Learning and Teaching Academy

(03) 9925 4298
UniSA Adelaide Associate Professor Gavin Sanderson
Senior Lecturer, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Teaching and Innovation Unit

(08) 8302 7865

UTS Sydney Ms Katrina Waite - Lecturer, Institute for Interactive Media and Learning

(02) 9514 2480



A case study of teacher graduate preparedness: Developing a national capstone assessment and evaluative framework - Professor Tania Broadley, QUT
This project aims to analyse the development and implementation of the of the capstone assessment known as the Teacher Performance Assessment administered by teaher education institutions to assess the professional readiness of graduating teachers.
THE EDGE PROJECT Enabling and evidencing enterprise and entrepreneurship through work integrated learning - Associate Professor Judith Smith, QUT
The project aims to address the challenge of evidencing enterprise and entrepreneurial graduate learning outcomes through emerging models of Work Integrated Learning (WIL).
Creating an ATN WIL and Employability Development Resource Portal - Professor Dawn Bennett, Curtin 
This whole-of-ATN project will position the ATN Group of Universities to have the competitive advantage in graduate employability through a shared resource portal.
A virtual empathy museum: a unique approach for improving healthcare graduates' empathy and employability skills - Professor Tracy Levett-Jones, UTS

Development, review, curation and evaluation of digital story and other related empathy resources which will be hosted on a purpose built and open-access project web-site.

Increasing effectiveness in whole-of-curriculum field-based work-integrated learning of the natural environment for improved employability - Associate Professor Grant Wardell-Johnson, Curtin

This pilot project will deliver two outputs that will facilitate a network of practice between Universities and industry through shared engagement of a whole-of-curriculum process that aids development of a program that meets the needs of employers for work-ready graduates.

Building ATN Institutional Capacity for Text Analytics - Professor Simon Buckingham Shum, UTS
This project will seek to specifically build the longer term technical and organisational capacity for ATN institutions to apply natural language processing techniques in order to collaboratively address strategic organisational priorities.