In support of athletes who are committed to taking their ability to the highest national and international levels, the State Government has opened the 2023 round of the South Australian Sports Institute's Individual Athlete Program (IAP) scholarships and Country Athlete awards.
Individual Athlete scholarships are aimed at athletes engaged in comprehensive programs of intensive training and international competition in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games sport and discipline.
Country Athlete awards are aimed at athletes (aged 13-18 years, permanent residence more than 130 km from Adelaide GPO) with demonstrated ability to progress to senior elite level in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games sport and discipline.
Through this support, the program has made a positive and lasting difference for many South Australian athletes. The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games are a key example where 11 individual athlete and graduate scholars were selected to represent Australia.
In 2023, $138,000 is available through the IAP.
For guidelines on how to apply visit: Individual Athlete Program
Applications close midday Wednesday 16 November 2022.