Australian Technology Network grants

RMIT University is a member institution of The Australian Technology Network (ATN). The ATN has established a collaborative grants scheme facilitate scholarship and research into learning and teaching, and promote systemic change in the sector.

Call for proposals for 2018 funding

For 2018, a maximum of $470,000 is available for Strategic Initiative Grants (up to $235,000 per Strategic Initiative Grant). Duration of the successful research project is one year in general.

Priority areas for 2018 grant funding

There are two priority areas for 2018 grant funding. The first area will be open to all applicants. The second area is a commissioned grant.

    • Work integrated learning (WIL) and Employability (open to all applicants)
    • Learning analytics (commissioned grant only)





From Monday, 14 August 2017

Start preparing responses for the internal EOI form* (see below)


Monday 11 September 2017 (5:00pm AEST)

DEADLINE. Submit the completed internal EOI form* (see below) for panel consideration and feedback


From Monday 18 September 2017

Feedback on internal EOIs will be sent to all applicants


From Monday 18 September 2017

Development of full ATN application if the feedback on the internal EOI is ‘yes, go ahead


Friday 13 October 2017 (5.00pm AEST)

DEADLINE. Successful EOIs need to submit their completed applications in full to the RMIT Learning & Teaching Academy for DVCE sign-off


Friday 20 October 2017 (5.00pm AEST)

DEADLINE. RMIT Learning & Teaching Academy will submit the final signed ATN Strategic Initiative grants to the ATN on behalf of applicants


Mid December 2017

ATN will notify successful grant recipients

*2018 ATN Strategic Initiative Grants Expression of Interest Form:

Please note that you will need to complete an internal Expression of Interest (EOI) form by Monday 11 September 2017 5.00pm AEST which will be assessed in order to participate in the round. It might be beneficial to initially develop your responses to the sections in a separate word document, and then copy and paste your responses into the EOI form.

The key areas to complete on the internal EOI form are:

  • Proposed project title (15 words maximum)
  • Project leader details
  • Addresses ATN Strategic Initiative grant priority area ‘Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and Employability’
  • List intended ATN partner Institutions
  • Proposed research team
  • Aim of the project and how it aligns with RMIT institutional priorities
  • Major activities and outputs of the project
  • Intended impacts of the project and their institutional relevance for RMIT
  • An indication that you have discussed the research idea with the Deputy Dean Learning and Teaching (or equivalent)/Manager in your work area.

Please submit your 2018 ATN Strategic Initiative Grants Expression of Interest Form by Monday 11 September 5.00pm AEST. The internal EOIs will be assessed by a panel including the representative of RMIT’s L&T Academy (A. Prof Debra Bateman). Feedback will be provided on each EOI received after 18 September 2017. Successful EOIs will have until Friday 13 October 2017 (5.00pm AEST) to submit their full ATN application.

Full information

Full information is available from the ATN:

Further details

If you have any queries, please contact:
Dr Julie Willems
(03) 9925 4298
Or email the RMIT Learning and Teaching Academy

Acknowledgement of past RMIT ATN Grant winners

Congratulations to previous RMIT University ATN grants recipients:

Successful 2017 funding

  • Digital work practices: where are the jobs, what are they, and how prepared are graduates?
    Assoc Prof Fiona Peterson (RMIT), and Assoc Prof Elspeth McKay (RMIT), Assoc Prof Margaret Jollands (RMIT), Prof Abby Cathcart (QUT), Prof Wageeh Boles (QUT), Prof Peter Fray (UTS), Dr Philip Pond (RMIT), Dr Ian Rogers (RMIT), Dr Alexandra Cosby (UTS), Dr Cathy Lockhart (UTS)

  • Expanding Work Integrated Learning (WIL) possibilities: enhancing student employability through innovative WIL models
    Judie Kay (RMIT) and Jenny Lambert (Aust Chamber of Commerce), Anne Younger (Ai Group), Leoni Russell (RMIT), Sonia Ferns (Curtin), Judith Smith (QUT)

  • Encouraging and mapping student engagement through 360 degree video annotation and data analytics
    Professor Kay O’Halloran (Curtin) and Professor Dann Mallett (QUT), Professor Peter Aubusson (UTS), Professor Amanda Berry (RMIT), Dr Lisa O'Keefee (UniSA)