The University offers an extensive range of awards, grants, programs and scholarships to both staff and students, for activities across a wide spectrum.


Student Engagement Grant program

The Student Engagement Grant program (including the Peter McPhee Student Awards) supports engagement activities led by students which:

  • Address important social, economic, environmental or cultural issues
  • Provide skills and leadership development opportunities for students
  • Initiate and implement constructive change in the local, national or international community
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop their social and civic responsibilities
  • Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration

Outstanding applications will be considered for a Peter McPhee Student Award.

Read more about the Student Engagement Grants Program 
(including the Peter McPhee Awards)

Students and staff

Student Services and Amenities Fee grants

The SSAF grant program offers funding for student-focused initiatives that contribute to meeting the needs of our diverse student population. Grants will be available for projects across a range of areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Student clubs and societies
  • Student services
  • Transitioning new students
  • Supporting diverse student cohorts
  • Student engagement

Read more about Student Services and Amenities Fee grants


Equity Innovations grants

Equity Innovation grants are aimed at seeding University initiatives that focus on activities and strategies aligned with the Federal Government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP). Projects funded by this grant should aim to increase access to and participation in higher education by domestic undergraduate students from a low socio-economic status (low SES) background. They may also support the retention, success and attainment of those students.

Priority will be given to:

  • Initiatives that can specifically demonstrate positive influence upon the aspiration, engagement and attainment patterns of low SES prospective students
  • Initiatives to enhance the embedding of support for low SES students within University of Melbourne undergraduate degrees
  • Initiatives to enhance success rate of priority low SES cohorts

Read more about Equity Innovation grants

Learning and Teaching Initiatives grants

The Learning and Teaching Initiative grant scheme (LTI) provides funding to help staff design and implement innovative initiatives that drive teaching and learning excellence at the University. Criteria and categories for the LTI grants scheme varies year to year subject to priority areas of activity.

Melbourne Engagement grants program

Established in 2015, the Melbourne Engagement grants are competitively awarded to staff to seed fund projects that further the University’s engagement priorities and reflect a central role for engagement within the academic mission.  Criteria and categories for the Melbourne Engagement grants scheme varies year to year subject to priority areas of activity.

More about awards and grants