OLT Grants, projects and fellowships

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.

 

2016 OLT Fellowships Program

Fellowship selection is based on individuals’ demonstrated leadership capacity in higher education. The fellowships are prestigious acknowledgements of individuals’ expertise and influence and, as such, are highly valued by recipients’ home institutions. Fellowships afford opportunities for individuals to undertake strategic programmes of activities around identified educational issues, to develop their knowledge of the broader higher education environment in Australia, and to practise and further develop their leadership skills in this area.

Closing date:

  • Submission to OLT - Monday 1 February 2016

Successful Fellows are expected to be announced by June 2016

For more information on the nomination process, including selection criteria, page limits and further documentation required for submission, please go to: http://www.olt.gov.au/fellowships-and-secondments/fellowships-and-nominations

2016 Innovation and development grants

Innovation and development grants support research, development and innovation related to the enhancement of learning and teaching in higher education. The applications can address a wide range of priority areas, including academic standards, the contemporary PhD, and improving access and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in higher education.

The maximum duration of innovation and development projects is two years.

Applications for funding over $350,000 are expected to propose significant projects that: have a solid evidence base to establish project need and sector readiness, including pilot-research data; show a well-developed strategy for achieving national systemic impact; and involve partnerships with relevant higher education institutions, accreditation bodies and/or councils of deans who are representative of those able to facilitate the planned impact.

Applications are closed.

2016 Strategic priority commissioned grants

The OLT commissions strategic priority projects in response to key issues in the Australian higher education sector.

Project duration for grants projects should be a maximum of two years. Strategic priority commissioned grants are expected to achieve substantial impact as a stand-alone project as well as within their cluster of funded projects under a specific priority area.

Applications for funding over $350,000 are expected to propose significant projects that: have a solid evidence base to establish project need and sector readiness, including pilot-research data; show a well-developed strategy for achieving national systemic impact; and involve partnerships with relevant higher education institutions, accreditation bodies and/or councils of deans who are representative of those able to facilitate the planned impact.

The OLT may also decide to consider and approve proposals for commissioned grants outside of an advertised round of applications.

Aplications are now closed.

University of Melbourne staff awarded OLT (formerly ALTC) grants

List of staff awarded these grants

Enquiries

Academic Enquiries:
A/Prof Sophie Arkoudis
E: s.arkoudis@unimelb.edu.au
T: +61 3 8344 7434

To arrange signature on Institutional letter of support:
Dina Uzhegova
E: dina.uzhegova@unimelb.edu.au
T: +61 3 83443087