EPHEA Professional
Development Grants

In 2022 EPHEA is offering professional development grants to members, enabling them to participate in a range of activities taking place throughout the year. 

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible, and welcome questions - please contact info@ephea.org.

Grants available include:

Full sponsorship for 2022 EPHEA conference registration (in-person, Canberra - Australia)

  • Conference runs 27 – 30 November 2022, applications close 30 September.

  • Valued at $725, 10 grants on offer.

 

Partial sponsorship for 2022 EPHEA conference registration (in-person, Canberra - Australia)

  • Conference runs 27 – 30 November 2022, applications close 30 September.

  • Valued at $362.50, 5 grants on offer.

 

Travel sponsorship for New Zealand members to attend 2022 EPHEA conference*

  • Conference runs 27 – 30 November 2022, applications close 26 August.

  • Valued at $1000, 3 grants on offer.

 

Grant to support participation in other professional development activity

  • Applicants must outline activity they will be participating in and how this will improve their professional practice. No closing date, will be closed when all grants are issued.

  • Valued at $500, 5 grants on offer.

*Applicants must be residing in and employed by an organisation located in New Zealand. 

Application Process

Equity practitioners and researchers are invited to submit an application as soon as possible. For all grant categories, applicants will need to provide a statement of how the grant will enable their professional practice to improve, and a statement of support from their supervisor or head of department.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the grant, applicants must:

  • Be a current EPHEA member (we will check this against our current member list, and with your institution contact)

  • Be employed at an Australian or New Zealand Higher Education institution, or with the Country Universities Centre.

  • Be engaged in student or staff facing equity initiatives, practice and/or research;

  • Have the support of your supervisor to attend/participate in the professional development activity.

Assessment Criteria

Grants will be assessed against the following assessment criteria:

  1. Meeting the eligibility criteria.

  2. How the applicant's work will be enhanced by participating in the professional development activity.

 

Grants will be assessed by members of the EPHEA Executive team.

Grant Expenditure

The successful candidates will be able to expend the grant funds on the following:

  1. Professional development in the category of grant the applicant has applied for. E.g. EPHEA conference attendance or travel; attending training or professional development courses. 

 

Please note - funds can not be transferred between activities.

For example: if you are awarded a UTS microcredential grant, it must be used for that purpose and can not be used to attend the EPHEA conference. If you have been awarded a grant and are unable to attend the specified activity, the money will be allocated to another applicant.

EPHEA 2022 Professional Development Grants