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Proposals invited for ACSES’s Equity Frontiers Small-Scale Trials Grants Program

We are now inviting Proposals to be submitted for the Equity Frontiers Small-Scale Trials Grants Program.

The Program will fund proposals for controlled trials to test student equity interventions that address contemporary developments and challenges in higher education equity policy, practice, and evaluation.

ACSES invites proposals from suitably qualified and experienced equity professionals in interventions relating to all student equity issues in the Australian higher education context.

Between 7 to 15 projects will be funded in the 2024 round, with the value of funding per project ranging between $75,000 and $250,000 (excluding GST).

Projects will be funded over a 12-month period, commencing in July 2024, with the following co-funding model applies:

  • The applicant (partner university) funds at least 10% in cash. In-kind contributions are additional.
  • ACSES funds 90% of the trial project’s total cost in cash.

Applications round opened on 1 May 2024 and closes on 6 June 2024. Notification of outcomes will be in early August 2024. Proposals will be assessed by the ACSES Equity Frontiers Grants Committee (EFGC). There is potential for a second round of applications later in 2024.

The Equity Frontiers Small-Scale Trials Grants Program Guidelines, Proposal Template, and Budget Template are available below.

ACSES Equity Frontiers Small-Scale Trials Grants Program Guidelines [323KB]

ACSES Equity Frontiers Small-Scale Trials Grants Proposal Template [126KB]

Budget Template [140KB]

Posted 1 May 2024 Posted in General