Australian Technology Network grants

RMIT University is a member institution of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN). With the abolition of the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) in 2016, the ATN created a new grants scheme to provide funding for initiatives to improve the teaching and learning experience across the ATN national network. The scheme allows our staff to collaborate, share knowledge, practices and resources to deliver world-class teaching and learning, and provide an exceptional student experience across all five ATN universities.

For the second year running, a maximum funding pool of $470,000 was made available for Strategic Initiative Grants in learning and teaching for ATN institutions, for research projects in the priority area of work-integrated learning. 11 applications were received and underwent a process of peer review.

Congratulations to RMIT University staff on the following successful ATN grants:

2018 competitive research funding (please refer to the ATN website for the full list of competitive research grants)

  • A case study of teacher graduate preparedness: Developing a national capstone assessment and evaluative framework ($130,000)
    • Lead: Professor Tania Bradley (QUT)
    • Partners: Associate Professor John Buchanan (UTS), Associate Professor Graham Hardy (UniSA), Associate Professor Kathy Jordan (RMIT)
  • THE EDGE PROJECT Enabling and evidencing enterprise and entrepreneurship through work integrated learning ($150,000)
    • Lead: Associate Professor Judith Smith (QUT)
    • Partners: Professor Margaret Petty (UTS), Sonia Ferns (Curtin) Leoni Russell (RMIT), Judie Kay (RMIT), Anne Younger (Education and Training Australian Industries Group) and UniSA

2018 seed funding (please refer to the ATN website for the full list of awarded seed funding)

  • Creating an ATN WIL and Employability Development Resource Portal ($30,000)
    • Lead: Professor Dawn Bennett (Curtin)
    • Partners: All ATN participating; Judie Kay (RMIT)

2018 commissioned grant

  • Building ATN Institutional Capacity for Text Analytics ($100,000)
    • Lead: Professor Simon Buckingham Shum (UTS)
    • Partners: Andrew Professor Shane Dawson (UniSA), Professor David Gibson (Curtin), Simon Knight (UTS), Dr Pablo Munguia (RMIT)

2017 research 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)

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

For more information, visit the ATN website: