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Student initiatives funding (SIF)

Funding is available to DUSA clubs affiliated with the Faculty of Health. SIF can support initiatives such as seminars, workshops, projects, networking events and community engagement relating to student transition and engagement or graduate outcomes.

Grant eligibility criteria

  • Current student society/DUSA club affiliated with the Faculty of Health.
  • The event must relate to one of the following:
    • Student transition and engagement.
    • Graduate outcomes and employability skills.


Clubs may apply for 50% of the cost of an initiative, up to a total of $1,000. Multiple applications may be made but the total funding a club can receive cannot exceed $1,000 per calendar year.

For example, if the total cost of your event is $1,000, SIF can provide $500. This is regardless of whether you are receiving other funding as well; it will still be calculated from the total cost of your event. That is, if your total cost is $1,000 and you also apply for $100 DUSA funding, SIF can still provide $500 towards the total.

IMPORTANT: Approved funding will only be reimbursed upon completion of the event and submission of an event report.

How to apply

Complete our online application form together with an itemised budget. An itemised budget is a full list of all cost details and any other funding received.

For example:
Total event cost = $1,000
Venue hire = $600
Catering = $300
Cleaning = $100
DUSA funding received = $200

Applications are assessed on an ongoing basis.

Contact us

If you have any questions or queries about funding of student initiatives please contact us.