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 Reports, 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 Engineering Futures 2035 to a maximum of $20,000 per project. 

Project activities should be designed to draw upon and build the team members’ particular areas of expertise. While all projects should address the aims of the Grants, the specific activities suited to a project will depend upon the identified issue from the ACED Engineering Futures 2035, and upon the team’s teaching, disciplinary and/or emerging leadership background. This grant scheme is designed for early or mid-career engineering educators to undertake a scholarly or research project that will have significant and broad impact to the engineering education sector (established researchers/senior academics could be involved in, for example, an advisory or mentoring role).

The response to the selection criteria should include the academic record, professional standing and/or leadership capabilities of the team nominee in relation to engineering education. The significance of the engineering education issue to be addressed by the proposed project is an important consideration, as is the originality and viability of the activities and the likely breadth and depth of impact of the outcomes. To be successful, nominees must have strong statements of support and/or in-kind support from their home institution(s). The grant will not fund institutional overheads.

Further information is outlined in the grant guidelines.

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 September 2023.

Any enquiries can be addressed to Mohammad Al-Rawi  or Steven Goh