Development grant

Status Opening date Closing date
Closed18 January 202118 December 2021

This grant provides Federation students experiencing financial disadvantage an opportunity to access professional and personal development opportunities. The activity/event may be a requirement of the course; be offered at or be external to the university. The student may be a participant or the organiser of the activity event.

Students need to demonstrate that the activity/event will develop one or more of the following areas;

  • improved academic and/or professional experience
  • enhanced core employability skills (eg: professional memberships, networking events)
  • personal development linked to academic/employability outcomes (leadership attributes)


Up to $1000 (dependent on individual circumstances and the level of leadership development)

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be a full-time higher education undergraduate student studying on a Federation campus
  • Not receiving funding from any other source for the activity
  • Open to domestic students only
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship and or social disadvantage

Residency requirements

  • Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • Permanent Australian resident
  • Holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa


Application will be made available on 18 January 2021 when the grant opens.

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