SASI – Talented athlete program

SASI – Talented athlete program

Grants - Open grants, SA Grants

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

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.