UniSA Teaching and Learning Grants


Up to $150,000 will be made available across the two grant categories to support a range of teaching and learning innovation projects across the University in 2021. Projects that successfully demonstrate significant impact and value to the University may upon application be eligible for a further round of internal funding to assist with mainstreaming the project outcomes.

Teaching and Learning Development Grants (each up to $20,000) and Early Career Innovation Grants (each up to $5,000) are designed to promote innovation and to develop leading practice in teaching and learning, which is generally distinct from core business normally associated with the initial or further development of course offerings by UniSA academic areas.


Teaching and Learning Development Grants for projects up to two years in duration are awarded only to teams of applicants. Teams must be composed of a minimum of three members. At least two must be either current continuing academic and/or professional staff and/or fixed term contract academic and/or professional staff members at UniSA, whose contract extends to the end of the project period. Adjunct staff can be team members but cannot lead or co-lead projects.

Early Career Academic Innovation Grants for projects of up to 12 months duration are for individuals, not teams, and have more of a course/ program level focus. Individuals will be mentored by UniSA HEA Fellows and/or TIU Academic Developers and/or previous T&L grant recipients. Applicants can be continuing, contract or sessional academic staff but any contracts must exceed the duration of the proposed project. 

Deadlines for submission of applications (for project work in 2021)

Full submission due Fri 27 November 2020 by 5.00pm via a Word document. All materials must be emailed as attachments to teaching.awards.grants@unisa.edu.au

Submission of applications

Application guidelines outline the documentation required. It is the responsibility of applicants to read and follow the guidelines when preparing their proposal for submission. Incomplete applications or those that do not conform with the guidelines will not be accepted.

Writing applications for grants is a scholarly activity that takes careful planning and development. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their Deans of Programs (or equivalent) as well as their local Academic Developer to discuss ideas for topics and plans for developing applications.


Key concepts and definitions


Local Academic Developers and Dr Gavin Sanderson.