The AAEE will seek to select projects that have identified an educational issue of relevance across the engineering education sector specific to the recommendations of ACED’s ENGINEERING FUTURES 2035: A scoping study (Crosthwaite, 2019), either within an engineering discipline or across disciplines, and designed a programme of activities with the capacity to draw collaborative expertise from other institutions, and create significant impact and influence in realising the desired outcomes as outlined in the scoping study. The ACED scoping study explores the knowledge, skills and attributes of professional engineers required to meet anticipated changes to engineering work in Australia by the year 2035. It explores potential approaches to engineering education that prepares graduates and makes recommendations for further detailed investigation. Up to two (2) projects will be funded to address the outcomes of the ACED scoping study to a maximum of $20,000 per project. 

AAEE is also keen to support project(s) that are aligned to Australian Collaborative Education Network Limited (ACEN). ACEN is the professional association for practitioners and researchers from the tertiary education sector, industry, community and government representatives, involved in work integrated learning (WIL) in Australia. ACEN provides strategic leadership for work-integrated learning research, scholarship and practice in Australia, for its members and other stakeholders. Up to one (1) project aligned with the priorities of ACEN will be funded to a maximum of $10,000. Further info is outlined in the grant guideline.


Lodgement and processing

One PDF document including parts A to G, clearly labelled with the name of the corresponding nominee and the institution (e.g. John Smith ANU), must be submitted. The documentation should be prepared in A4 layout using Calibri or Arial in no less than 11 point type. A narrow font should not be used. The left margin should be at least 2.5 cm deep. The PDF should be emailed to by 5 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Monday, 1st August 2022.


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Information session

An information session was held on July 15, 2022, to support applicants in developing their applications. A recording of the session is included below.