Pathway to Performance Grant

Grant opportunities

Grants for elite athletes are many and varied according to the need of the student athlete. 

Aside from scholarships, bursaries, international travel grants and support for participation in the Nationals, in 2018 AU Sport introduced further assistance measures for student elite athletes in the areas of strength and conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology and performance testing. 

Applications for assistance will open each year on the first Monday of Semester 2.  Financial support will be available in the following areas:

  • Support for high performance focussed capital purchases or coaching;

  • Direct financial support for international and national level athletes and

  • Elite athlete support for specific costs, eg gym membership, performance testing etc.

The information on scholarships is available here.

For Bursaries, elite athletes who are financial members of an AU Sport club can apply for an Elite Athlete bursary to assist with National and/or International competition costs.  The maximum grant per individual is 50% of the total costs up to $500.  For more information, please refer to the AU Grants Program.

Each year, the Vice-Chancellor provides sport travel grants of up to $1,000 to assist those representing Australia in their sport overseas.  If an Elite Athlete is selected for an overseas touring team and would like to apply for this funding, please contact AU Sport by emailing

AU Sport provides financial assistance to elite athletes to participate in the Nationals and/or individual Championships through reimbursement of the registration fee and a travel allowance.  Further information can be found on the specific event pages.