Elite Athletes

ANU Sport believes in the value of helping Elite Athletes to excel in their chosen sport.

Elite Athlete Travel Grant The ANU Sport Elite Athlete Travel Grant is a program available to current ANU students to provide assistance in order for them to attend and participate in sporting events in Australia and around the world. The Elite Athlete Travel Grant reflects ANU Sport’s commitment to support athletes who seek to excel in their sport and academics.

Student Athlete Eligibility

Funding for representative support is only available to students who are enrolled at the Australian National University (ANU) at the time of participating in the event for which they are applying to receive funding. Preference for this funding will be given to applicants who are registered at the ANU with the Elite Athlete Friendly University program through the office of Access and Inclusion.


The Elite Athlete Travel Grant will provide funding of 30% of total travel associated costs (i.e. flights, accommodation, uniforms etc.) up to $1,000 to successful applicants. There are only a limited number of grants available annually and pro-rata funding will apply when an exceptional number of applications are received.
Application All applications must be made prior to the date of competition. Any applications made to the Elite Athlete Travel Grant after the date of competition will not be accepted unless under exceptional circumstances. Applications for the Elite Athlete Travel Grant can be found HERE.


Funding support is only available to students of the ANU who are selected to represent Australia by a National Sporting Organisation or Australian University Sport in an underage or open/senior team. Preference will be given to those applicants who compete for ANU Sport through affiliated clubs and at National University Championships. Elite Athlete Travel Grant funding is only to be used to help ANU athletes meet the actual costs associated with competition which can include:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Internal Travel
  • Uniforms
  • Registration
  • Other official costs

A cost breakdown of travel associated costs must be provided upon application, including receipts of payments where applicable.

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Complete a Student-Athlete Profile
  • Complete a Post Competition Report
  • Be available to assist with ANU Sport promotional activities.

For more information regarding the Elite Athlete Travel Grant, including terms and conditions, please contact Billy Mason.

Elite Athlete Friendly University In October 2004 ANU became a member of the national network of Elite Athlete Friendly Universities.

In October 2004 ANU became a member of the national network of Elite Athlete Friendly Universities. We aim to identify elite athletes and assist them in the development of skills to help them successfully balance their sporting and academic aspirations.

Current and new students to the University can apply for Elite Athlete Status with ANU Access & Inclusion, who will assist you with establishing an Elite Athlete Education Access Plan (EAEP) in order to support you in meeting the requirements of your degree. Find out more about the benefits and assistance provided to ANU students who are identified as elite athletes by visiting the ANU Access & Inclusion Elite Athlete Status website.