Equity Grant Scheme

Equity Incentives Fund (EIF)

The Office of Social Justice is responsible for managing the University's Equity Incentives Fund (EIF) Internal Grant Scheme. This grant is funded from Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) and provides grants, up to $15,000, to USQ staff for equity initiatives that aim to improve the access, retention and completion rates for current and prospective domestic undergraduate student equity groups. These groups include students from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds and Indigenous students. Funds are also available for projects which target students with a disability, students from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB), students from rural and isolated areas, and students who experience disadvantage as a result of their gender.


Applications for 2012 are now closed.

Funding Guidelines & Criteria

The EIF Application Information and Instructions (*PDF 480KB) outline the overall aims and objectives of the grant scheme, funding conditions, and the project approval and selection process.

Project Proposal and Reporting TemplatesTemplates for project proposals, interim and final reports, including acquittal forms, are available from Sharepoint (accessible to USQ staff only).

Equity Incentive Fund Projects

Since 2006, the EIF grant scheme has funded many excellent initiatives and successful pilot programs which have gone on to positively contribute to the participation, retention and success of USQ's equity student groups. A list of EIF fund recipients is available.

Further Information

Information and advice on how to apply are available from the Executive Officer (Social Justice). 

*This file is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe. Users who are unable to access information in PDF should contact Executive Officer (Social Justice) telephone +61 7 4631 1673 to obtain this information in an alternative format.