Individual Athlete Program

 

The WAIS Individual Athlete Program (IAP) provides services and support to Western Australian high performance athletes who are not scholarship holders with a WAIS operated sport program.

 

The IAP contains both a scholarship program (IAS – Individual Athlete Scholarship) and a grants (WA Connect Grant – WACG) program. The scholarship program is designed to assist athletes who need access to WAIS services and facilities to support an externally coached and managed training environment. The grant provides either assistance to relocate or to retain contact with their family and friends in WA once relocated.

  

The applications for summer and winter sports is split to ensure greater relevance to each sports season.

  

For an athlete to be eligible for the IAP they must be a registered Western Australian athlete competing in an event on the next Olympic/Paralympic (summer or winter) or Commonwealth Games. Athletes will only be awarded either scholarship or a grant within the one year.

  

IAP Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded based on the athlete’s current and forecast performance standard. There are six categories of scholarship available which are defined in the table below. For an athlete to be considered for the Program they must be currently nominated to one of these categories by their NSO. The scholarship benefits are assigned based on scholarship category and individualised to assist the athlete’s specific requirements.

 


 

Eligibility

  • The athlete must be an Australian citizen.
  • The athlete must compete in a sport and discipline on the Commonwealth Games, Olympic or Paralympic event list.
  • The athlete must be nationally categorised by their National Sporting Organisation.
  • The athlete’s applications must be endorsed by their National Sporting Organisation.
  • Athletes must train at a training centre approved by their NSO, either in Australia or overseas.
  • Athletes who are ineligible for the dAIS, for reasons including but not limited to country of residence and income earnt per annum, are ineligible to receive the financial component of the WA Connect Grant. Athletes ineligible for the dAIS, however, are eligible for the service component of the WA Connect Grant.

 

Selection Criteria

  • Athletes will be selected based on the following criteria:

The athlete’s national athlete categorisation level approved by the AIS.

The athlete’s ability to achieve/maintain National representation in a Commonwealth Games, Olympic or Paralympic event.

 

Application Process, Dates and Selection Criteria

Applications for the 2018/19 Western Australian Institute of Sport - Individual Athlete Program are now closed.


As funding is limited applications will be prioritised on a top down approach aligned with WAIS goals and key performance indicators.

 

Summer Sport Athletes

The application process is as follows:

 

  • IAP applications open on the WAIS website 10th September 2018
  • Athletes to have completed and submitted the online application 5th October 2018
  • WAIS to confirm all applications with the appropriate NSO 12th October 2018
  • Applicants notified via email 26th October 2018
  • Shortlisted athlete IAPP’s due at WAIS 16th November 2018
  • IAS athletes confirmed via email 7th December 2018
  • Commencement of 2018/2019 Individual Athlete Program 1st January 2019

 

Winter Sport Athletes

The application process is as follows:

 

  • IAP applications open on the WAIS website 4th February 2019
  • Athletes to have completed and submitted the online application 8th March 2019
  • WAIS to confirm all applications with the appropriate NSO 15th March 2019
  • Applicants notified via email 22nd March 2019
  • Shortlisted athlete IAPP’s due at WAIS 12th April 2019
  • IAS athletes confirmed via email 3rd May 2019
  • Commencement of 2018/2019 Individual Athlete Program 1st June 2019

 

 

Prior to completing this application form, please refer to the WAIS website and read the following documents which should assist with your application:

  • Individual Athlete Program (IAP) Athlete selection Policy here.
  • The WAIS Athlete Categorisation and Selection Policy.

 

Further Information

For further information about WAIS and IAP, please contact:

 

Western Australian Institute of Sport

PO Box 139

CLAREMONT WA 6910

 

Phone: 08 9387 8166

Fax: 08 9383 7344

Website: www.wais.org.au

Email: wais@wais.org.au

Contact: Matthew Nelson - WAIS Performance Coordinator