(including the Peter McPhee Student Awards)

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 or the Pulse Credit Union Student Engagement Grant.

Applications will open on Monday 4 September 9.00am and close on Monday 2 October 5.00pm

Basics of Fundraising: Writing and Seeking Grants

This workshop presented by GSA and the University of Melbourne is designed to create awareness of the basics of fundraising, the skills and knowledge you need to better fund your ideas and be a leader in your community. You will learn how to find grants, understand them, work with people, and write and present the best possible grant applications as part of an overall funding strategy to take your project from idea to reality. Come along and meet other grant seekers.


When: 2pm - 4.30pm, Friday 22 September
Where: Multifunction Room, Level 1, 1888 Building

Guidelines and selection criteria

Outlined in the application process, and are available for download:
download 2017 Student Engagement Grant Program Guidelines and Selection Criteria
(including the Peter McPhee Student Awards)

Downloadable resources


Requests of between $1000 and $5000 will be considered for funding by the Selection Committee.

Please review the Guidelines and Selection Criteria.

How to apply

Please use the online application tool to submit your grant application.  All Applications must be submitted online, by 5.00pm on Monday 2 October to be eligible for consideration.

Apply now


Please address your queries to:

Esther Manning
Project Officer – Engagement
Email: esther.manning@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: + 61 3 8344 7267

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