Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

CSU Learning and Teaching Grants

Charles Sturt University (CSU) established the Learning and Teaching Grants scheme in 2004 to support scholarship and enhance learning and teaching at CSU. The scholarship of teaching is the systematic and rigorous reflection on university learning and teaching by academic staff. It includes the development and evaluation of new approaches to teaching, critical discourse about learning and teaching, and analyses of professional and institutional cultures and frameworks as they impact on learning and teaching. The scholarship of teaching is relevant to all disciplines and professional fields within the University.

The CSU Learning and Teaching Grants guidelines were reviewed in 2016 to ensure greater alignment with the strategic priorities of CSU.


The purpose of the CSU Learning and Teaching Grants are to:


  • Project leaders must either be continuing or contract academic or professional staff of CSU. If the project leader is a contract, rather than continuing, staff member, a strong motivation and the longer term impact and sustainability of the initiative must be provided.
  • Other team members may be continuing, contract or sessional academic or professional staff members.
  • Initiatives must have the support in writing of key learning and teaching leaders such as relevant Course Directors, Heads of School, Associate Deans Academic and Sub Deans Learning and Teaching. Heads of School and/or Divisional Directors must provide written confirmation that the project team members' time on the project is feasible within their teaching, research and other workload.
  • If team members are sessional or on hours-based professional contracts, approval to undertake the work within this contract should be explicitly provided in letters of support by relevant budget managers and/or employment costs should be included within the project budget.

Staff who are interested in applying for Grants, please contact for further information.

2019 Key Dates and Processes*


CSU L & T Grants  -  Activity

Friday 19 July (COB)

Expressions of Interest due.

Friday 30 August (COB)

CSU Learning and Teaching Grant applications due.

September – October

Evaluated by the Learning & Teaching Awards and Grants Committee.

End October

Successful Grant recipients notified.

Nominations must be emailed to

*2020 Dates pending


Learning and Teaching Grants Final Reports