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Grants & Awards

A range of grants, teaching awards and citations are offered through the Centre for Education and Enhancement and the Teaching and Learning Academy, while national awards are offered through the Department of Education and Training (applications via JCU).

Purpose and Eligibility

Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants will be available in 2024 to support specific activities related to digital innovation.

Academic and professional staff (either continuing or with a contract that ends after the grants report due date) are eligible to apply, either as teams or individuals, providing they have the support of a relevant ADLT, Academic Head and/or relevant Dean/Director.

All projects must commence in 2024 and be completed by 31 December 2024.

A final report on the project is to be submitted to Grants and Awards within three months of the completion of the project.

Sessional Teaching Awards recognise the significant contributions made by sessional staff to the JCU teaching and learning community. College Deans may nominate any staff member who has been employed on a sessional basis throughout the year.

Up to six (6) awards, with a prize value of $500 each, will be awarded in 2024.

Winners will be announced and formally recognised as leaders of learning and teaching on 24 October 2024 at the Celebrating Excellence in Learning & Teaching at JCU:  Teaching Excellence Awards.

Inclusive Practice Awards recognise JCU staff who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to assisting students with disabilities. Nominations are made by students who are registered with AccessAbility Services.

The awards recognise staff who are flexible, consultative, proactive and/or innovative in addressing the challenges faced by students who are studying with a temporary or permanent disability, injury, illness or health condition.

69蹤獲 recognises outstanding practice in teaching and scholarship in many ways.  The Inclusive and Accessible LearnJCU Site Awards is one such example.  These awards are an initiative of the Education Division and facilitated by The Centre for Education and Enhancement.

Up to four (4) awards, with a prize value of $500 each will be awarded in 2024.

Winners will be announced and formally recognised as leaders of learning and teaching on 24 October 2024 at the Celebrating Excellence in Learning & Teaching at JCU:  Teaching Excellence Awards.

JCU Citations for Sustained Commitment to Enhancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion rewards the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to enhance student learning outcomes and encourage continued excellence in learning and teaching.

One citation valued at $2500 will be awarded across JCU.

The winner will be announced and formally recognised as a leader of learning and teaching on 24 October 2024 at the Celebrating Excellence in Learning & Teaching at JCU:  Teaching Excellence Awards.

***NEW AWARD IN 2024***

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Education’s Student Experience Awards recognise the many ways in which JCU’s educators strive to ensure JCU’s student experience is sector leading. This award also provides a pathway for educators intending to apply for a JCU Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Up to five (5) awards valued at $1500 each will be  granted in 2024.

Winners will be announced and formally recognised as leaders of learning and teaching on 24 October 2024 at the Celebrating Excellence in Learning & Teaching at JCU:  Teaching Excellence Awards.

JCU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period.

Up to four (4) citations valued at $2500 each will be awarded across JCU in 2024. Additionally, the individual or team considered to have made the most outstanding contribution to student learning will receive a further $2500 (total award of $5000).

Winners will be announced and formally recognised as leaders of learning and teaching on 24 October 2024 at the Celebrating Excellence in Learning & Teaching at JCU:  Teaching Excellence Awards.

The  recognise teaching excellence and outstanding contributions to student learning. The program is highly competitive and involves an intensive selection process to assess the achievements of applicants. JCU staff who wish to apply for a National Citation or Award must first engage in a rigorous internal nomination process. Only the most competitive nominations will be chosen for national consideration.

All AAUT nominations are supported by the Centre for Education and Enhancement and submitted by the University on behalf of the candidate. For AAUT nomination details, please click

The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) were established in 1997 by the Australian Government to celebrate and reward excellence in university teaching.  There are three categories:

  • National Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • National Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning
  • National Awards for Teaching Excellence.
  • For further information, please contact: grantsandawards@jcu.edu.au

    JCU recipients of national citations and program awards