Submit a Project Idea!

This crowdfunding application is to be completed by the Project Leader and submitted to the Sydney Development Fund for review. The review process will be undertaken by a panel within the Division of Alumni and Development and, where relevant, will include a representative from the Research Portfolio to ascertain the suitability of your project for crowdfunding purposes. It is important to note that not all project applications will be deemed appropriate for crowdfunding. Successful applicants are those whose projects clearly demonstrate their suitability through their application responses.


Please contact the Sydney Development Fund at +61(2) 8627 8818 if you have any questions or concerns. We would also strongly recommend that you email us to ask for a sample copy of a completed application to assist you. You will be notified of your application result within four weeks.  Successful applicants will be invited to an interview for further and final assessment.


This form will take approximately 20- 30 minutes. Please be aware that we will only consider applications that have been filled completely.


Thank you for applying to The University of Sydney Crowdfunding. Good luck!


Thank you!



Once we receive this application we will aim to respond within 2 weeks.

Tell us about yourself


Tell us about your project

Proposed Project Name*

Project Description*

Project Leader*

Email Address*

Campus Department/Division*

Is your project/research occurring at an affiliated entity? e.g. The Kolling Institute

Affiliation with the University*

Please note, only University of Sydney affiliates are eligible to use our crowdfunding platform.

Project Team members*

Please include titles/roles e.g. Professor, Student, Professional Staff, Researcher

Is funding for your project urgent?*

Are you able to wait up to 3 months to begin your fundraising campaign?*

Who is your target audience for the crowdfunding campaign?*

How do you plan to reach your target audience? Please list the personal and wider networks (including social media reach) that the project team will be engaging for the campaign*

Do you have existing images/photographs you could use for your project?*

If yes, please send to and reference your proposed project name

Are you willing to produce/create new images/photographs to use to promote your project?*

Do you have existing video footage you could use for your project?*

If yes, please send to and reference your proposed project name

Are you willing to produce/create video to be used to promote your project?*

Please provide any other information that may be useful for determining your potential success in the promotion and communication of your project.*

What challenges do you anticipate that you will encounter while you are fundraising?*

How much money are you seeking to raise through crowdfunding?*

Please note that on average, our campaign targets usually fall between $5,000 - $12,000.

Of those existing in your networks, what percentage of them do you anticipate making a gift?*

Is your project a research project and if so has it already been reviewed and approved by the Research Faculty Manager?*

Does your group currently have an approved donation account into which funds can be deposited?*

Please provide your Responsibility Centre (RC)/ Project Code (PC) to confirm the account

If the project is a research project, has this research officially started, or are you waiting on funding?*

Have you fundraised for this project through other crowdfunding platforms?*

Please detail any other sources of funding currently engaged for this project.*

I have read and understood the University of Sydney’s Crowdfunding Guidelines*

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