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Elite athlete sports grants

Deakin is proud to support elite and emerging athletes as they balance the demands of high-level sport with their studies.

As a member of the Elite Athlete Education Network (EAEN), Deakin has signed an agreement with the Australian Sports Commission to support the integration of Australian elite athletes’ sporting and academic aspirations.


Our Elite Athlete Grant Program provides financial assistance to athletes across three key performance levels:

  • Gold: Elite Athletes – Olympic and Paralympic, national open age squads – Up to $2000
  • Silver: Emerging Elite Athletes – Fringe Olympic and Paralympic selection, National under age squads – Up to $1000
  • Bronze: State level athletes and athletes with a demonstrated need for funding support – Up to $500

Deakin has a proud history of supporting elite athletes across numerous sports.  The grants program also extends to support students chosen to participate in the World University Games and Championships.

Applicant criteria

  • Current enrolled Deakin student.
  • Evidence of representation in the sport and the nominated event.
  • Must retain a successful academic record at Deakin.
  • Grants will be provided for either sport within Australia or travel from Australia for sporting events.
  • Application must not derive more than $15 000 AUD per annum from your sport or related sponsorships (cash or contra).

Application timing

Applications now open. For more information please email eliteathlete@deakin.edu.au.

Apply now

Important dates

Important dates
Applications open 1 January 2024
Applications close 31 May 2024
Applications assessed June 2024
Completion (payments distributed) 30 June 2024* Completion (payments distributed)

* World university sport representation will be funded at the time of the event (outside the timelines of the general grants).

For further information, please contact the Elite Sports Coordinator Jack Duke on 0438 712 324 or email eliteathlete@deakin.edu.au.


For further information, please contact Jack Duke, Elite Sports Coordinator.