Student Life Grants provide funding and support for students to create innovative co-curricular projects that build a sense of community and develop graduate qualities.
Project ideas might include a trivia night, group dinner, employer networking event or a writing competition. Any idea that will positively impact the student community will be considered, and there are specific categories for Dalyell Scholars, Welcome Week activities, and activities open to all students.
The Student Life Grants streamlines the Welcome Week Grants Program, Co-Curricular Grants Program and the Dalyell Grants Program.
You can apply as an individual student or a group of students to access up to $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.
Additionally, if you are a staff member who supports Dalyell Scholars you can apply.
You’ll get the opportunity to:
If you're interested in getting involved but not sure about a project idea, you can attend the project ideation workshop on Friday 27 May from 1-3pm.
We’ll take you through a set of guided exercises to help you develop and refine ideas. Attending is also a great way to meet other students interested in forming a team.
The project ideation workshop will be held online over Zoom. You need to register no later than 9am, Wednesday 25 May to receive your unique Zoom link.
Grants will be awarded for the following programs that
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. Funding is not available to purchase goods from businesses owned by the grant recipients.
To be eligible you’ll need to:
Be aware, if you are applying for a Dalyell grant, you will need to be either a current Dalyell Scholar or a Faculty or University School staff member involved in the Dalyell Scholars Stream. Staff members can be awarded a maximum of one grant per Faculty or University School each semester.
Applications for Semester 2, 2022 close 9am, Friday 10 June 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 onWednesday 29 June 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).
Students and staff who receive the funding will ultimately be responsible for project implementation. Any changes to circumstances affecting implementation should be communicated to the Office of Student Life as soon as possible
|Event or deadline||Date|
|Project ideation workshop
||1-3pm, Friday 27 May|
|Applications close||9am, Friday 20 June|
|Applications assessed and successful applicants notified||Wednesday 29 June|
|Training session for successful grant recipients
||6pm, Monday 6 July 2022|
|Welcome activities to be completed||1-12 August|
|All other activities/projects to commence and be completed during this period||1 August - 31 January|
|Invoices due for payment/reimbursement||2 December 2022|
|Final reports due||16 December 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 a training 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 organise 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 email@example.com