The Co-curricular Grants Program provides funding and support for students to create innovative projects that build a sense of community and develop graduate qualities.
You can apply as an individual student or a group of students to access up to A$2000 of funding and development support for project ideas that support our students in the areas of social activities and mentoring, professional development, community contribution and academic research.
You’ll get the opportunity to:
Grant applications for projects will be assessed against the following criteria:
Projects may be discipline specific but must be open to all our students.
Projects must impact a wide group of students. Funding is not available for individual activities.
To be eligible you’ll need to:
Applications for Semester 1, 2022 close 9am, Friday 18 February 2022.
To apply, you will need to complete the application form and proposal online, including details of your project design such as budget, timeline and activities and making sure you address the assessment criteria. Your application may include multiple events or activities. These can be in person, online or a hybrid model.
You can apply as:
You may apply once per semester, either as an individual or part of a group.
Applications will be assessed by a committee of representatives from the Office of Student Life, faculties, the Library, Marketing and Communications and a current student. We’ll be looking to ensure that events and initiatives are diverse and don’t duplicate existing activities at the University. We aim to assess applications and notify applicants of the outcome by email on Friday 11 March, 2022.
Social and cohort building activities for our students
Professional development or work integrated learning activities for our students
Research and other academic opportunities for our students
Community volunteering projects
You’ll have the following core commitments:
As a student, it is your responsibility to act in accordance with the values and principles of mutual responsibility and expectations between staff, students and the University as set out in the University of Sydney Student Charter (pdf, 221KB).
|Event or deadline||Date|
|Applications close||9am, Friday 18 February 2022|
|Applications assessed and successful applicants notified||Friday 11 March 2022|
|Information session for successful grant recipients||6pm, Thursday 17 March 2022|
|All activities/projects to commence and be completed during this period||Sunday 20 March – Friday 15 July 2022|
|Invoices due for payment/reimbursement||Friday 15 July 2022|
|Final reports due||Friday 22 July 2022|
In the event of the ongoing changes being made to public health orders, we recommend you prepare a scalable version of your project, events and activities to be delivered online or as a hybrid model as a backup option.
If you plan an in-person event or activity, you’ll need to consider COVID-19 safety. Student Life will assist you with this. You’ll need to allow additional time to plan and you should factor this into your timeline.
Student Life will run an information session for successful applicants with tips and tricks on how to capture the University experience, maximise registrations and engagement, inspire your audience and lead a team. Student Life staff will also engage in regular check-ins to ensure your project is on track for success.
We encourage you to reach out with any questions about the Co-curricular Grants Program at firstname.lastname@example.org