The Student Engagement Grants (SEG) program enables students to put their passion into action.

Grants are available for student-led initiatives that aim to:

  • address social, economic, environmental or cultural issues
  • provide skills and leadership development for students
  • implement constructive change in the local, national or international community
  • provide opportunities for students to develop their social and civic responsibilities
  • encourage interdisciplinary collaboration

This program also includes the Peter McPhee Student Awards.


To be considered for funding, all applications must respond to the criteria outlined in the SEG guidelines (PDF 222.7 KB).

Applicants are encouraged to view the guidelines for information on:

  • program objectives
  • eligibility
  • application process and outcome notification
  • selection criteria and assessment process
  • budget

Summary of grant changes 2020

  • Funding requested is now between $1000 and $10,000 and should accurately reflect the scope of application with relevant quotes obtained in the budget – please note changes to travel expenses in the guidelines
  • Grants are one-off funding, no repeat funding available in subsequent rounds. Please see guidelines for activities that are similar in nature
  • Reporting requirements have now changed:
  • Projects must commence no later than 6 months following the granting of the award, and be completed and acquitted by June 30 the following year (2021)
  • Progress Report – for applications that will be delivered across to the new year, it needs to be completed by December 7 the year you have been funded (2020)
  • Acquittal Report – all recipients will need to complete the activity and submit the acquittal report by June 30 the following year you have been granted (2021)

How to apply

Applications have now closed. Revisit the website for the next round details (early 2021).


2020 Program Recipients

Past successful applicants



Please address your queries to:

Student Engagement Team

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