The National Priorities Pool Program (NPPP)

The National Priorities Pool Program (NPPP) provides funding to higher education providers to conduct research projects and trial initiatives to inform equity policy and practices.

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Previously, the NPPP was a component of the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) known as the National Priorities Pool. Under the Indigenous, Regional and Low-SES Attainment Fund (IRLSAF), the NPPP is now a standalone program.

The objectives of the National Priorities Pool Program are to:

  • inform future equity policy development and equity practice nationally and at an institutional level;
  • help increase the number of persons from a low socio-economic status (SES) background, persons from regional areas and remote areas, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons who aspire to, access, participate in, remain in, and succeed in higher education; and
  • help increase the number of persons from a low SES background, persons from regional areas and remote areas, and Indigenous persons who obtain higher education awards.

The legislative basis for the operation of the National Priorities Pool Program is the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) and the Other Grants Guidelines (Education) 2012 (the Guidelines).

Projects funding through the National Priorities Pool Program can be found on the following pages:

2021

National Priorities Pool Program projects – 2021

For projects funded through the National Priorities Pool in previous years see Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP).