Teaching & Learning


Learning and Teaching Grants at UTAS

The Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching offers support for UTAS Teaching Development Grants.

UTAS Teaching Development Grants (TDG)
National Grants

PPLP for Grants

The Peer Professional Learning Program for Grants (PPLP for Grants) is an online resource provided by the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching.

Specifically, PPLP for Grants seeks to:

  • assist staff to develop learning and teaching project ideas in line with national and institutional strategic priorities;
  • support staff to better understand grant program guidelines; 
  • builds the capacity of staff to write and peer review learning and teaching grants; and
  • draws on the experiences of previous grant winners and TILT support staff to enhance institutional understanding of learning and teaching projects and the grant writing process.

The online PPLP for Grants resource has modules that will assist individuals who are developing and writing a nationally competitive learning and teaching grant proposal for submission under the Office for Learning and Teaching Grants and Projects Program. There is an additional module to assist internal Teaching Development Grant applicants.

The OLT modules are delivered in a two-staged process, the PPLP for Grants online resource called – Getting Ready, Getting Writing – that will assist staff to:

  • critically review project ideas and determine whether or not proposals are likely to be funded;
  • determine the point at which they will be ready to commence writing proposals; and
  • frame their proposal and structure their writing in an effective way.

Getting Ready, Getting Writing is split into two information sections, relevant templates and a module on guidelines, forms and processes.

  1. Section 1: Getting Ready will assist staff to check that their learning and teaching project ideas are sufficiently and appropriately researched and framed to be suitable for a national grant.
  2. Section 2: Getting Writing will lead staff through a framework appropriate for the writing stage of the proposal.
  3. Section 3: The Templates provide formatted documents with headings that staff can use to write (and submit) their proposals. Please note these templates are NOT official templates for the OLT but a proposed structure based on our collective experience in writing successful OLT grants.
  4. Section 4: Guidelines, Forms and Processes provides necessary information and forms required for submission of OLT Grants.

The UTAS TDG module provides a series of pages that guide applicants through developing and writing up a project proposal against one of the internal TDG categories. This resource should be read in conjunction with the TDG guidelines, which also contain the relevant templates for the applications. 

To be enrolled in the PPLP for Grants Program, and to access Getting Ready, Getting Writing, please contact awards.grants@utas.edu.au