OLT Grants and projects

The Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) supports learning and teaching in higher education. The OLT promotes excellence in learning and teaching in universities by funding grants and projects. OLT grants are now recognised as Category 1 research income. Below is information on the range of grants and projects provided by OLT along with instructions on how to apply and application deadlines.

2014 Strategic Priority Commissioned Projects

Due 29 August, 5pm

The OLT occasionally commissions strategic projects in response to key issues in the Australian higher education sector with the guidance of OLT’s Strategic Advisory Committee. Applications are now open for the 2014 Strategic Priority Commissioned projects in the following areas:

  • Developing global perspectives
  • English language support
  • The twenty first century student experience

Guidelines
Strategic Priority Commissioned Projects website and documentation: http://www.olt.gov.au/grants-and-projects/programs-and-applications/commissioned-projects
Application guidelines: http://www.olt.gov.au/system/files/2014_Info_Commissioned_projects_3.doc

Internal Deadlines
In order to submit a proposal applicants must register their intention to submit and send their letter of support for signing by the PVC(A) to the CSHE by Friday the 15th of August to satisfy OLT requirements for internal administration.

Applicants must submit their final application to the OLT by 5pm (AEST) Friday the 29th of August (submitting prior to this final day is strongly advised).

2014 Extension Projects

Round 2 applications due 5pm Friday 5 September

Extension Grants support the continued dissemination and embedding of completed learning and teaching projects, funded by the OLT or one its predecessor bodies.

Guidelines
Website and documentation: http://olt.gov.au/grants-and-projects/extension-grants
Application guidelines: http://www.olt.gov.au/system/files/2014_Extension_Grants_Info_and_Application_Instructions_2.pdf

Internal Deadlines
In order to submit a proposal applicants must register their intention to submit and send their letter of support for signing by the PVC(A) to the CSHE by Friday the 22nd of August to satisfy OLT requirements for internal administration.

Applicants must submit their final application to the OLT by 5pm (AEST) Friday the 5th of September (submitting prior to this final day is strongly advised).

2015 Innovation and Development Programme

Deadlines TBA

Innovation and Development projects support research, development and innovation related to the enhancement of learning and teaching in higher education. A wide range of priority areas is covered including assessment, curriculum renewal, student diversity and internationalisation. The first round deadline for 2014 projects was on Friday 8 November 2013.

Guidelines (2014)
Website and documentation: http://www.olt.gov.au/grants-and-projects/innovation-and-development
Innovation and Development Program Application Checklist (Word doc 65KB)
Application guidelines: http://www.olt.gov.au/system/files/2014_ID_Grants_Instructions_v2-0.pdf

2015 Seed Projects

Deadlines TBA

Seed Projects provide for pilot projects which test and evaluate an original idea. Applications can address any of the priorities in the Innovation and Development or Leadership for Excellence programs, or any other topic. The first round deadline for 2014 projects was on Friday 8 November 2013.

Guidelines (2014)
Website and documentation: http://www.olt.gov.au/grants-and-projects/seed-projects
Seed Projects Application Checklist (Word doc 62KB)
Application guidelines: http://www.olt.gov.au/system/files/2014_ID_Grants_Instructions_v2-0.pdf


University of Melbourne staff awarded OLT (formerly ALTC) grants

List of staff awarded these grants

 

 

For further information please contact
Dr Lachlan Doughney
E: lachlan.doughney@unimelb.edu.au
T: +61 3 9035 5828