Equity Innovation Grants 2012
04 Apr 2012
Applications for the Equity Innovation Grants are now being sought for 2012.The University’s Equity Innovation Grants (EIG) encourage initiatives that focus on attracting students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds to higher education, and enhance mechanisms that support their participation once enrolled at the University.
These grants utilise resource from the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP), the Pro Vice Chancellor Participation and Engagement has allocated $400 000 to encourage the initiatives objectives to:
- Raise the profile of, and encourage recognition of the fundamental importance of HEPPP-related activity in higher education institutions and the general community; and
- Develop effective mechanisms for the identification, development, dissemination and embedding of best practice individual and institutional activity.
It is intended that HEPPP related activity will support the government’s 2020 ambition to have 20 per cent of domestic undergraduate university enrolments comprise people from low socioeconomic status (SES) background.
The Equity Innovations Grant Selection Committee will comprise the Pro Vice Chancellor Participation and Engagement, the Provost’s Fellow Student Experience, the Strategic Advisor Equity Policy and an Academic Board Officer.
Applications close 30 April 2012. For further information and to apply see the Participation and Engagement Equity Innovation Grants webpage.