• Teaching Development Grants (TDG) provide opportunities for ACU staff to engage in teaching development projects addressing current institutional and faculty priorities.
  • The TDGs scheme is open to ACU teaching staff or teaching teams (including professional staff).
  • Applications for 2023 TDGs are due to CEI by Friday 18 August 2023.

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Overview of the Scheme Guidelines and Procedures Application Resources

Teaching Development Grants Overview

The Teaching Development Grants (TDG) Scheme at ACU is designed to support scholarship of learning and teaching, program and curriculum initiatives, and innovation in higher education learning and teaching. TDGs are open to individuals or teaching teams (including professional staff) for projects designed to enhance student learning at the University. The grants are intended to reflect and extend professional development in SoTL and inform and support applications for teaching awards and citations.

Teaching Development Grant Guidelines & Procedures

The Teaching Development Grant guidelines and procedures provide a road map to submitting an application, ensuring a fair and equitable process for all applicants. This includes funding information, procedures for endorsement, application requirements and assessment criteria.

Applicants should:

  • discuss the proposed project with Head of School (HoS) or Director and ensure HoS or Director will provide a supporting comment in your application
  • check with HoS to determine if there are other similar projects already funded within the School
  • determine if there is any School/Faculty financial or in-kind support available for the proposal
  • work within timeframes for any School or Faculty based internal review
  • refer to the ACU Strategic Plan 2020-2023, Learning and Teaching Framework and Education Strategy
  • refer to the ACU Teaching Development Guidelines and Application forms, in addition to relevant resources for Teaching Development Grant applications (project management, evaluation and dissemination) provided below
  • consult with all team members to develop the project plan

All grant applications are assessed by the ACU Awards and Grants Assessment Group, chaired by the Academic Lead, Scholarship and Professional Learning, CEI. The process is competitive, and applications are judged against the criteria outlined in the guidelines.

Interested in learning more about the application process? Click here to register for a Q&A session on Friday, 28 July 2023 at 1.00pm.

For further information or clarification, please email CEI@acu.edu.au.

2023 Application Resources

Please review the TDG documents for information on the distinct priority focus areas for 2023 and how to apply.

Previous recipients of ACU Teaching Development Grants

Three high-impact TDGs from our 2019 grant recipients are presented here to assist future applicants frame their practice as scholarship in teaching and learning and apply for grant funds to implement and evaluate their innovation.


Page last updated on 08/08/2023

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