ATN Grants Scheme for Excellence in Learning and Teaching 2017

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. 

Call for proposals

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. 

Apply now

Applications are to be submitted to the ATN at, copying in program administrator Prof Margaret Hicks,

Download the guidelines  Download the application form

Applications close 14 November 2016.

Further information

UniversityStateNameContact 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

Associate Professor Zosh Pawlaczek
Head of Academic Development (Strategic Projects, Innovation, Learning and Teaching)

(03) 9925 4318
UniSA Adelaide Dr Gavin Sanderson - Senior Lecturer, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

(08) 8302 7865

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

(02) 9514 2480