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 Beatrice Tucker - Director Curtin Learning Institute (08) 9266 1092
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



Building a graduate resilience for the disrupted future of the 21st century - Margo Brewar, Curtin University 
This project will increase graduate resilience and employability for a globalised world through developing and piloting a resilience framework, and a fully resourced development program to build academics’ capacity to embed resilience into the curriculum at the crucial ‘tipping point’ when students are expected to transition from the classroom to fieldwork.
Encouraging and mapping student engagement through 360 degree video annotation and data analytics - Professor Kay O’Halloran, Curtin University
The project aims to improve the quality of student online experience and enhance critical engagement with course content by developing an interactive web-based desktop application for viewing and annotating 360-degree videos of learning activities, and to develop and enhance a deep understanding of learning processes and subject specific knowledge appropriate to the disciplines being taught.
Expanding WIL possibilities: enhancing student employability through innovative WIL models’ from RMIT, Curtin and QUT universities - Judie Kay, RMIT 
This project will increase industry engagement in work integrated learning (WIL), particularly with small to medium enterprises, by identifying and showcasing innovative approaches that overcome constraints and respond to current labour market trends. Resources will be disseminated through ATN universities and industry groups to increase WIL opportunities for students and build capacity for greater engagement.
Digital work practices: what are the jobs, what are they and how prepared are the graduates? - Assoc Prof Fiona Peterson, RMIT 
The aim of this project is to co‐design, implement and evaluate a model for scaffolding digital skills and processes, drawing on technology theory and social constructivism. The intention is to meet new industry needs, while positioning graduates for new and emerging digital work opportunities in the globalised world of work.