(including the Peter McPhee Awards)

The Student Engagement Grants Program (including the Peter McPhee Student Awards) supports engagement activities which:

  • Connect students with external partners to address important social, economic, environmental or cultural issues.
  • Give students the opportunity to apply their learning and develop skills, leadership and partnership capacity.
  • Assist students to initiate and implement constructive change in the local, national or international community.
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop their social and civic responsibilities.
  • Encourage students to connect across disciplines.

The most outstanding applications for this grant program will receive a Peter McPhee Student Award or the Pulse Credit Union Student Engagement Grant.

Applications will open on Friday 31 March 9.00am and close on Friday 12 May 5.00pm

Basics of Fundraising: Writing and Seeking Grants

This 2-hour workshop presented by GSA and the University of Melbourne (Student Success) 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: Monday April 24 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Multifunction Room, 1888 Building, The University of Melbourne

Free. Refreshments will be provided.

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Preparing your Student Engagement Grant

There'll also be a 30-minute drop-in service after the workshop from 12:30pm with Student Success, where you can learn more about the Student Engagement Grants Program and discuss your potential submission.

Guidelines and selection criteria

Outlined in the application process, and are available for download:
download2017 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 Friday 12 May 2017 to be eligible for consideration.

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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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