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SASI Individual Athlete Program

Currently Closed

Current round status:
Currently assessing, expected notification December 2017

Next round opens:
25 August 2018

Next round closes:
24 September 2018

SASI Individual Athlete Program Guidelines 2017

Now Open

SASI Individual Athlete Program

SASI Individual Athlete Program Guidelines 2019 (PDF, 804 KB)

To complete or view the status of your application/s, click below.

Open:
22 August 2018 (12 noon)

Close date:
26 September 2018 (12 noon)

Expected notification:
After 5 December 2018

Overview

The Individual Athlete Program (IAP) is only eligible to athletes competing in Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games sports and disciplines.

Further details on selection and eligibility criteria can be found on each Scholarship / Award throughout the guidelines.

To align with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), sport categorisation strategy, athletes who have a current categorisation with their National Sporting Organisation (NSO) will be prioritised in the review process.

Scholarship Term: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Key Dates

2018-19

Opened: 22 August 2018 (12pm midday)
Closed: 26 September 2018 (12pm midday)
Expected Notification: 5 December 2018

Scholarship Term: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Budget

2018-19

SASI Individual Athlete Program Budget: $135,000

Eligible Applicants

Elite athletes who are engaged in a comprehensive program of intensive training and international competition in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games sport and discipline.

Eligible Projects

Applicants can apply for funding under the following types of Scholarships:

SASI Individual Athlete Scholarship

The Individual Athlete Scholarships provide financial assistance to offset the costs associated with high performance training, competition and equipment.

SASI Individual Athlete Scholarships are not available to athletes who are scholarship holders in a SASI sport program. Athletes in sports where SASI conducts a program applicable to their age group for the full period of the scholarship are also ineligible.

Financial assistance and performance support servicing will be tiered according to the athlete’s sport categorisation along with their recent performances and future potential at benchmark events*.

Benefits additional to the financial assistance will be available on a case-by-case basis. Benefits may include:

  • Use of SASI facilities and training venues
  • Sport science and sport medicine servicing
  • Athlete career development assistance

* Benchmark Events – The highest ranked event each year specific to your sport at the appropriate age and level i.e. World Championships

SASI Country Athlete Award

The SASI Country Athlete Award (CAA) offers financial assistance to talented junior athletes, who are performing at a national level or on the trajectory to compete at this level within 2 years in Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games sports and disciplines. This Award targets athletes from rural areas to offset expenses that may be incurred in:

  • The implementation of a training and competition program;
  • Travel and accommodation not met by the club, State or National Sporting Organisation;
  • The purchase and maintenance of training and competition equipment.

CAA recipients will have demonstrated through their sporting achievements, an outstanding ability to progress to the senior elite level. Athletes who have been identified by the SASI Talent Search Program or a National Talent Identification Program in their sport will also be considered.

Assessment Process

STEP 1 – Application Screening

Once the round has closed, applications are screened to check that:

  • The applicant is eligible to apply, and
  • The application has been completed in full

Incomplete applications may be deemed ineligible.

STEP 2 – Assessment against principles

If the application passes screening it will be assessed by the SASI IAP Funding Assessment Committee who will take into consideration the performance achievements.

NSO’s / SSO’s will be consulted during the review process.

Please note, satisfying the principles alone does not guarantee the receipt of an award or scholarship.

STEP 3 - Recommendations

Once assessment is completed, award and scholarship recommendations are forwarded to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing for consideration.

All applicants and the NSO/SSO will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

Assessment Criteria

Who can apply for a SASI Individual Athlete Scholarship?

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be:

  • An Australian Citizen;
  • Competing in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games sport and discipline;
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to be selected onto the next national team for the international benchmark event relevant to their age, e.g. Senior/U23/Junior World Championships;
  • Registered as a competitor with a South Australian SSO that is affiliated with a NSO that is recognised by Sport Australia. (Please note that the SSO must be recognised as the peak state body);
  • Engaged in a comprehensive program of intensive training and international competition;
  • Intending to compete in their sport throughout the scholarship period or be engaged in a planned rehabilitation program for the next 12 months or part thereof;
  • Working towards the attainment of their full potential in their sport and also their studies and/or occupation. If you are unsure about the applicant’s eligibility please contact SASI on (08) 8457 1432.

Who can apply for a SASI Country Athlete Award?

Please note that proposals that are collaborations across local councils and/or active recreation or sport organisations are encouraged.

To be eligible for an Award, applicants must be:

  • An Australian Citizen;
  • South Australian athletes with primary residence 130km or more from the Adelaide GPO. Kangaroo Island residents are eligible to apply;
  • Competing in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games sport and discipline;
  • Registered as a competitor with a South Australian SSO that is affiliated with a NSO that is recognised by Sport Australia. (Please note that the SSO must be recognised as the peak state body);
  • Aged between 13 and 18 inclusive, on 31 December 2018;
  • Recognised as having the ability to reach the senior elite level of competition;
  • Recognised as having the potential to transition into a SASI sport program or Individual Athlete Scholarship;
  • Competing at a high level nationally at age championships or on a trajectory to compete at that level within 2 years;
  • Engaged in a comprehensive program of training and competition;
  • Intending to compete in their sport throughout the following 12 month period or be engaged in a planned rehabilitation program for the next 12 months or part thereof;
  • Working towards the attainment of their full potential in their sport and also their studies and/or occupation.

If you are unsure about the applicant’s eligibility please contact SASI on (08) 8457 1432.

Program Guidelines and Forms

Managing your Grant

SmartyGrants

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing grants are managed through SmartyGrants. Please login to view your grant application/s and grant obligations due.

Variations to your grant

When unforeseen circumstances occur in the delivery of your grant. Grantees can seek additional time or to amend the purpose of the grant. For further information Grant Variation Fact Sheet (PDF, 195 KB)

Contact us

For further clarification on the guidelines or to discuss your application, please contact SASI on:

South Australian Sports Institute (SASI)
Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing

Phone: 1300 714 990
Email:
SASI.IAP@sa.gov.au
Postal: PO Box 219, Brooklyn Park 5032
Address: 27 Valetta Road, Kidman Park 5025