Elite Athletes

ANU Sport believes in the value of helping Elite Athletes to excel in their chosen sport. As an Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU), ANU is able to support eligible students during their studies.

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 around Australia and the globe. The Elite Athlete Travel Grant reflects ANU Sport’s commitment to support athletes who seek to excel in their sport and academics.

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 will be given to students registered at the ANU with the Elite Athlete Friendly University program through the office of Access and Inclusion.

The Elite Athlete Travel Grant can provide funding of 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.

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. 

Funding support is only available to students of the ANU who are selected to represent Australia by a National Sporting Organisation or UniSport Australia 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, accommodations, internal travel, uniforms, registration, and other official costs.

Applications can be made by filling out this form and sending it to britt.tully@anu-sport.com.au.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Post Competition Report and be available to assist with ANU Sport promotional activities.

Please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions of the grant prior to applying. 

For more information regarding the Elite Athlete Travel Grant, please contact britt.tully@anu-sport.com.au.

ANU Sport Scholarship

The Australian National University recognises the value of sporting excellence, and is proud to provide the opportunity for emerging athletes and talented sportspeople to access financial assistance to promote success in their academic and athletic goals. This scholarship aims to attract talented and emerging athletes to study at the ANU, and to support the development of community and sport leaders for the future.

This scholarship is open to all new students to the ANU, who can demonstrate a history of or potential for sporting excellence, supported by an affiliated club or sporting organisation. Undergraduate, postgraduate coursework or higher degree research program students, as well as both domestic and international students, are welcome to apply.

The award is available each year to a prospective ANU student who:

  • Is a domestic or international student; and
  • Is enrolled or enrolling in an undergraduate degree or postgraduate coursework or Higher Degree Research program at ANU; and
  • can demonstrate a potential for, or history of, excellence in athletic performance.

Awardees will be welcomed into the vibrant, supportive and thriving community that is based at the ANU, and be placed in an excellent position to balance their educational and sporting pursuits.

Visit this page to learn more about our most recent recipient of the scholarship, Caleb Antill.

Applications can be made on the ANU website. Applicants will need to meet all eligibility requirements and are encouraged to supply documents supporting their athletics achievements and success from affiliated clubs and/or sporting organisations. Supporting documentation can be emailed to Philanthropic.scholarships@anu.edu.au