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The Monash Warwick Alliance launches a new Education Fund

The new Alliance Education Fund has been established to provide funding support to academic and professional services staff working collaboratively on projects which help to internationalise our teaching and learning. The Fund will usually contribute support of up to a maximum of AUD 50,000 (for expenses incurred by Monash) plus GBP 25,000 (for expenses incurred by Warwick) for up to 3 years but proposals which require a greater level of investment will also be considered.

Examples of activities that the fund is looking to support include collaborative teaching and/or learning, pedagogical innovation, short study abroad opportunities, work-integrated learning, enterprise education.

The Alliance Education fund is aligned to the development of the new Warwick Education Strategy which is intended to secure an excellent education experience for our students and to consolidate the University’s reputation worldwide. The Education Fund is a tool which allows us to implement key components of our internationalisation agenda to sustain and enhance our international and intercultural learning and teaching ethos and practices.

Chris Hughes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) said “The Monash Warwick Alliance provides a unique opportunity for us to collaborate on internationalising the student experience, drawing on the expertise and ideas of academics from two world class institutions. I encourage our staff to apply to the new Alliance Education Fund with innovative and existing projects for the benefit of our students.”

Colleagues seeking a grant from the fund are encouraged to discuss their project with the Alliance Project Team in advance of submitting an application. Priority will be given to projects that are aligned to the Education Strategies, are scalable, will have demonstrable impact, and will have demonstrated the added value of having a joint initiative between the two universities. Information on the other Alliance funding opportunities, some of which are currently open, can be found here.