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 Grant

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


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. Students must also be registered at the ANU with the Elite Athlete Friendly University program through the office of Access and Inclusion.

The Elite Athlete Grant can provide funding of up to $1,000 to successful applicants. There are only a limited number of Grants available annually.

ANU Sport has made some change to the Elite Athlete Grant program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes are to provide alternative support to reflect the restrictions that were implemented due to sporting events being cancelled or postponed, and travel being prohibited. 

Please refer to the following documents for further information:

1. 2022 Elite Athlete Grant - Terms & Conditions

2. 2022 Elite Athlete Grant - Application Form

Applications for 2022 will be processed in two rounds, one for each Semester:

Semester 1 applications open Monday 28th February and close Friday 17th June 2022, for sporting events held between 1 January and 30 June 2022.

Semester 2 applications open Monday 25th July and close Friday 18th November 2022, for sporting events held between 1 July and 31 December 2022.

For further information please contact Sport Coordinator - Representative Sport, Jesamine Wheeler (jesamine [dot] wheeleratanu-sport [dot] com [dot] au).


ANU Sport Scholarship

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


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 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 coursework [dot] scholarshipsatanu [dot] edu [dot] au