AAF Inc. Mini-grants
Between 1 October 2009 and 26 February 2010, the Australian Access Federation ran a Mini-grant scheme open to Australian Higher Education institutions, related government research institutions, government agencies and private sector research organisations.
The purpose of the Mini-grant scheme was to assist current and potential Service Providers with the deployment of their service(s) to the Federation and to stimulate development of AAF enabled services which were:
- likely to be used by AAF participants;
- to facilitate the AAF uptake by new members;
- able to be developed and deployed quickly; and
- to involve collaboration and/or can be used more broadly across the research and education community.
The AAF received a large number of high quality applications and we were delighted with the diversity and range of projects put forward for consideration. A total of 25 applications were received across the three rounds, with the AAF awarding 12 grants. Up to $40,000 was made available to grant recipients. The awarded grants totaled over $400,000, and will provide a valuable pool of services for AAF Subscribers.
An overview of the successful applications and links to detailed project progress information is available on the Grant Recipients page.
The AAF would like to thank all respondents to the three Mini-grant rounds.
Table 1: Tally of applications received and granted in the three Mini-grant rounds.