The Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) invites applications for the WAIS Individual Athlete Support Program (IASP) for non-WAIS sport programs for the year 1 November 2012 to 31 October 2013.
IASP, which has superseded the WAIS Individual Scholarship Scheme, supports WA athletes with a range of services to enable them to reach their athletic potential. It is aimed at athletes competing in, or with the potential in the near future to compete in, open international competition in Olympic/Paralympic disciplines.
Applicants can apply using the application form available here.
Current Individual Scholarship recipients from non-WAIS programs must re-apply.
Applications should be forwarded to your State Sporting Organisation (SSO) for endorsement who in turn will forward to WAIS.
For further enquires please contact WAIS on 08 9387 8166.
There are three categories of scholarship allocated according to an athleteís current and future forecast performance standard. A schedule of benefits will be individualised and offered as per the IASP categorisation. These categories are generically defined as follows:
WORLD CLASS ATHLETE Selection Guidelines
International competitor in an individual athlete event with a current world ranking of 1-8 OR a member of a national team which has a current world ranking of 1-4 and is considered capable of maintaining this level of performance.
INTERNATIONAL CLASS ATHLETE
International competitor in an individual athlete event OR a member of a national team at benchmark competitions and is considered capable of retaining or progressing their level of performance.
DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL CLASS ATHLETE
Athlete with the capability to achieve at least international class athlete status within 1-3 years.
The following selection guidelines will be used to assess each application. Please note that the performance criteria outlined below should not be viewed in isolation, as ALL selection guidelines will be taken into account.
- Athletes will be measured against the following performance criteria in the past 12 months:
- International competition performance at the sportís benchmark event (e.g. World Championships) in Olympic/Paralympic classes;
- International competition performance at other Olympic/Paralympic events;
- National competition performance at the most recent benchmark event (i.e. National Championships) in Olympic/Paralympic classes;
- International/National ranking as a result of performances achieved.
- Other important criteria against which an application will be assessed include:
- The assessment of the relevant SSO and National Sporting Organisation (NSO) as to the performance level, national ranking and international ranking of the athlete and/or the prospect of selection to a national team within 1-3 years.
- The number of competitors and countries competing in the sport at an international level.