Teaching Grants and Awards

UniSA actively encourages staff to consider an application for the following grants and awards.  The Teaching Innovation Unit (TIU) can provide advice and support to help you prepare and submit your application to ensure your best chances of selection.

There are three areas for grants and awards:

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Each one is explained in detail below with links to useful resources, and a calendar to help with your planning. 

You will find the 2015 award recipients under Outstanding staff achievements (link opens in new window) on the UniSA website. Previous award recipients (link opens in new window) are also celebrated.

One story we love to keep remembering is when Associate Professor Mahfuz Aziz was named the Prime Minister's University Teacher of the Year (link opens in new window) for 2009 in Canberra.

Be sure to also read about current and past projects that have been funded through either UniSA or OLT grants.

UniSA Teaching Awards

The University of South Australia's Teaching Awards recognise and reward excellence in university teaching.  These competitive, annual awards are given across four categories.

UniSA Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

This Citation recognises the many and diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the creation of effective learning environments and to the quality of student learning. The Citations are awarded annually to academic and professional staff who have made a significant contribution to student learning in a specific area of responsibility, over a sustained period of time.

Each Citation recipient (individual or team) receives $5,000.

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UniSA Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Digital Learning

This is a new Citation made available from 2015 that specifically focuses on UniSA's Digital Learning Strategy 2015-2020, with recognition and reward for outstanding contributions to digital learning. While the application format for this Citation conforms with the general Citation requirements, the claim must strongly evidence one or more strategic priorities of the Digital Learning Strategy (PDF 845kb - opens in new window).

Each Citation recipient (individual or team) receives $5,000.

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UniSA Awards for Teaching Excellence

Recognising educators (individual and teams) renowned for the excellence of their teaching, who have outstanding presentation skills and who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching at UniSA. Awards for Teaching Excellence are available on an annual basis.

Each Citation recipient (individual or team) receives $5,000.

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UniSA Indigenous Education Teaching Awards

Recognising academic staff who have made a significant contribution towards the development of teaching methods and materials that give UniSA students knowledge of the Indigenous cultures and knowledge they require for culturally competent professional practice. Awards for Indigenous Education are available on an annual basis.

Each Citation recipient (individual or team) receives $5,000.

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Deadline for submission of all award materials

Applications for UniSA Citations, Teaching Excellence, and Indigenous Education Teaching Awards, as per the guidelines outlined on the respective award information pages, must be lodged by 5:00pm Wednesday 30 November 2016.

All submissions to be emailed as attachments to: teaching.awards.grants@unisa.edu.au

Resources

Strategies for Success: Writing for UniSA Teaching Awards (PDF 621kb - opens in new window) UniSA staff access only.

Contact

For further information and referral to an Academic Developer for assistance, contact Mrs Ange McClelland, Unit Executive Officer, Teaching Innovation Unit.

UniSA Learning and Teaching Grants

The University of South Australia's Learning and Teaching Grants scheme facilitates projects that enhance and develop new and better approaches to achieving student learning outcomes.  The aim is to encourage innovation and development, and leadership for teaching excellence.

The Grants support a range of small to medium sized projects to build teaching capacity across the University and impact positively on student learning.

A number of projects funded by UniSA Teaching and Learning Development Grants have formed the basis for successful grant applications at the national level.

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For further information, contact Dr. Gavin Sanderson, Academic Developer: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

OLT Awards

These are national learning and teaching awards administered by the Office for Learning and Teaching (link opens in new window) on behalf of the Commonwealth Government's Department of Education.

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OLT Grants, Fellowships and Secondments

These are national learning and teaching grants, fellowships and secondments administered by the Office for Learning and Teaching (link opens in new window) on behalf of the Commonwealth Government's Department of Education.

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Calendar

A summary of UniSA and national teaching awards and grants opportunities for 2015 are listed below. Please refer to the relevant website for up-to-date deadlines, application and eligibility information.

UniSA Teaching Awards and Grants

Category

Submission deadline

2015 UniSA Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

5pm on Mon 30 Nov 2015

2015 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Digital Learning

5pm on Mon 30 Nov 2015

2015 UniSA Awards for Teaching Excellence

5pm on Mon 30 Nov 2015

2015 UniSA Learning & Teaching Development Grants (for learning and teaching projects in 2016)

5pm on Mon 30 Nov 2015

OLT Teaching Awards, Grants, Fellowships and Secondments

Category

Internal review deadline

OLT submission deadline

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Closed for 2015

Closed for 2015

All other teaching and program award nominations

Closed for 2015

Closed for 2015

Grants - 2015 Round 2 (Full proposals from successful round 1 Expressions of Interest) and Seed Project applications

Closed for 2015

Closed for 2015

Extension Grants - 2015 (Most likely only full Innovation & Development grant applications)

Closed for 2015

Mon 31 Aug by 4:30pm CST

Grants - 2016 Round 1

Depends on OLT announcement of dates but likely to be mid-October 2015

TBA by OLT but likely to be early November 2015

Fellowships (for 2016)

Depends on OLT announcement of dates but likely to be mid-January 2016

TBA by OLT but likely to be early February 2016