Title

Grant application handbook for office for learning and teaching grants: tips and tricks for grant application preparation

Document Type

Book

Publication details

James, R & McCormack, CL 2013, Grant application handbook for office for learning and teaching grants: tips and tricks for grant application preparation, DEHub, Armidale, NSW.

Available on Open Access

Abstract

This handbook provides a comprehensive A-Z of what you need to do to
prepare a robust Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) grant application
and is arguably the first of its type in the Australian context. Its release is
set against the backdrop of a range of learning and teaching grant initiatives
deployed by Australian national governments over the past 20 years. The
Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), for example, allocated approximately
$8 million to its grants program in 2012. This commitment builds on the
legacy of similar levels of funding allocations from the Australian Learning
and Teaching Council that has mobilised and enabled systemic change and
improvement in learning and teaching in Australian universities in previous
years.
The handbook is designed for those committed to making a real difference
in learning and teaching through an Office for Learning and Teaching
grant, whether as a first time or veteran grant applicant. Its content spans
generating ideas, project planning, considering teams and collaboration,
to the budget and final submission. The handbook’s eBook format, plain
language, hyperlinks, lift-out quotes, templates, resource materials and,
most importantly, direct intersection with OLT grant requirements, makes it
an essential companion guide when drafting an OLT grant application.
As the Manager of Queensland University of Technology’s Awards and
Grants service with more than 20 years experience in providing advice,
writing successful grant applications, contributing to and co-leading national
learning and teaching grant projects, I can say with confidence — if you are
seeking to develop a persuasive OLT Grant application start and finish with
this handbook by your side.