Vital Support for International Students
The Victorian Government has officially opened applications for the 2024 Study Melbourne Inclusion Program (SMIP). This initiative, which is a significant part of Victoria’s International Education Recovery Plan 2025, is currently inviting partnerships of two or more organizations to apply for grants of up to $75,000. These grants are designed to enrich the experiences of international students, aiming to ensure their academic journey in Victoria is both positive and enriching.
A Collaborative Approach to Education
The SMIP stands as a testament to collaborative effort, providing substantial financial support for projects that enhance the wellbeing and experiences of international students in Victoria. With a focus on partnerships, the program encourages organizations to work together in creating initiatives that foster inclusivity and support within the student community.
Enhancing Student Wellbeing
Activities funded by SMIP range from mental health support to community engagement, with a particular encouragement for projects that promote the inclusion of diverse groups such as women, LGBTQIA+ communities, people of colour, people with disabilities, and individuals from various socio-economic backgrounds. The program underscores the importance of a holistic approach to the international student experience, going beyond academics to include health, safety, and cultural engagement.
Application Details and Resources
Prospective applicants are urged to carefully review the program guidelines, supporting documents, and FAQs available on the Business Victoria website, where applications can be submitted. The provided resources offer valuable insights into making a successful application. The closing date for applications is 11:59 PM on Friday, 15 December 2023.
Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted by Friday 15 December 2023, 11:59pm
Getting Further Information
For those seeking more information, Study Melbourne has scheduled a webinar on Wednesday 15 November at 10am, which will detail program objectives, eligibility, and assessment criteria. Register for the webinar here.
Additionally, inquiries can be directed to the SMIP team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is an opportunity for organizations to play a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape for international students in Victoria, contributing to a supportive and dynamic learning environment. With the deadline approaching, potential applicants are encouraged to take prompt action to be a part of this transformative initiative.