Large Grants

Expressions of Interest invited for 2024-25 Large Grants Research Program

The Australian Centre for Student Equity and Success (ACSES) is now inviting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to be submitted for its 2024-25 round of the Large Grants Research Program.

The Program will fund proposals that address contemporary developments and challenges in Australian domestic higher education equity policy, practice, and evaluation, on one of the following three research priorities:

  1. Alternative pathways to university and impact on academic outcomes
  2. Student wellbeing for success
  3. Collaboration for student equity and success – intra-sectoral (within higher education) and inter-sectoral (higher, vocational, and secondary education)

ACSES will be funding up to three projects to the value of $150,000 (excluding GST) each.

The duration of each project is expected to be 12 months, though this may vary depending on the final contractual agreement.

Proposals are sought via a two-stage process, starting with this EOI stage followed by a second stage where successful EOI applicants are invited to submit detailed proposals (Invited Proposals) for consideration. Both stages will be overseen by the ACSES Grants & Fellowships Committee (G&FC).

The EOI stage opens on Thursday, 7 March 2024 and submissions are due before 4pm (AWST) on Wednesday, 27 March 2024.

Successful EOI applicants will be notified in mid-April and invited to submit fuller proposals. Invited Proposals are due by mid-May, with notification of outcomes taking place in June 2024.

Projects and contract negotiations are expected to commence in July 2024. Project completion and acquittal will take place by August 2025.

The Large Grant EOI Guidelines and EOI Proposal Template are available below.

ACSES Large Grants Research Program 2024-25 EOI Guidelines [485kb]

ACSES Large Grants 2024-25 EOI Proposal Template [329kb]