The Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) administers nationally competitive grants designed to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in higher education, to facilitate innovation and collaboration, and to disseminate best practice. 

Please read below to access institutional schedules and draft proposals instructions

2014 OLT Grants

Innovation and Development Grants Round 2 (funding range $50,000-$220,000 and above) - full proposals invited only from applicants who submitted expressions of interest in Round 1 (November 2013).

Institutional deadline Monday 2nd June; OLT deadline date Monday 16th June.

Seed Projects ($50,000 maximum). 

Institutional deadline Monday 2nd June; OLT deadline date Monday 16th June.

Download the Seed Projects - Institutional Schedule 2014.pdf (PDF 214KB)

Download the instructions for a Seed Project - Draft Proposal (DOC 233KB)

Extension grants - 2 Rounds.

Round 1 - Institutional deadline Monday 24th March; OLT deadline Friday 4 April.

Download the Extension grants - Institutional Schedule 2014.pdf (PDF 269KB)

Round 2 - Institutional deadline Monday 25th August; OLT deadline Friday 5 September.

Internal Support process

Contact Peter Moss (E:; T: 08 8201 5552) in The Centre for University Teaching (CUT) to register your interest in either a Seed Project or Extension Grant by Tuesday 4 February 2014 

  Calendar 2014 (PDF 317KB)

CUT oversees and supports the drafting and the submission of all OLT Grant applications and if you are intending to submit an application, then you must contact Peter Moss who as the Institutional contact Officer (ICO) must submit to the OLT a list of University-supported applications approximately one week before the OLT submission deadline. If the OLT has not been advised by the ICO to expect a particular application, that application will not be receipted by the OLT.

Notifying CUT of your intention also initiates the internal application process, in which CUT will facilitate meetings to discuss the application and organise a schedule for drafting and review with the applicant(s).  

Grant Review Procedure (PDF 169KB)

All applicants will then have available to them a new internal review process of peer review and support, in which a panel of staff  drawn from the College of Distinguished Educators and/or senior staff involved in teaching and learning activities will review first drafts and provide feedback in meetings organised by CUT. This feedback will assist applicants to develop a second draft for a final review meeting, ensuring that the nomination is ready for submission. Please note that the review process will also lead to a recommendation to the applicant and the DVC(A) on the proposal and its fitness to continue.  Final drafts applications must be submitted for internal review no later than the institutional deadlines stipulated above.  Extensions are not permissible.  

Templates for Letters of Support

All OLT grant applications either led or partnered by Flinders staff require a signed Letter of Support from the DVC(A). 

1.   Letter of Support - Lead.docx (DOCX 200KB)  for when Flinders is the lead institution. 

2.   Letter of Support - Partner.docx (DOCX 200KB)  for when Flinders has been invited to be a partner in a project led by another institution. 

Applicants are responsible for completing and signing the respective templates before submitting them.  All submitted applications must include a letter of support or they will not be considered. 

Flinders as a partner institution

The internal deadline for requests for Letters of Support for applications where Flinders has been invited to be a partner in a project led by another institution is one calendar week before the relevant OLT deadline.  Flinders staff must submit a completed and signed Letter of Support template and the completed (not draft) application from the lead institution.  The ICO will handle the signing of the letter by the DVC(A) and return the letter to relevant staff before the OLT deadline. 

Administration Levy and Certification Form

All Flinders staff, including staff members partnering on any full proposals for Innovation and Development Grant applications with another institution, are advised that an Administration Levy of 10% on any Flinders component of funding is to be included in the grant budget.

Details of your intention to apply and proposal will be forwarded to your Faculty's Research Office for information.

Certification Form.docx (DOCX 58KB)  for completion and signed by all project members and Deans/Heads of School.

Other Relevant Documents and Resources

Grants Budget Template 2014 (XLS 36KB) Grants Budget Template 2014 (XLS 36KB)

OLT Grants Helpsheet (PDF 160KB)

Grant Application Handbook 2013 (PDF 5MB)

Assessment Report Round 1 2013 (PDF 206KB)