In 2019 Flinders University secured funds from the DVA SYV grant to establish a Military
Academic Pathway Program (MAPP). The MAPP has run three times over 2019/20. The MAPP
was nominated as a Defence Industry finalist in 2020. The MAPP has been run F2F and online.
The aim of this project is to establish the MAPP (or version of) nationally. We intend to
develop and run MAPPs in each of the collaborating university states (WA, QLD, SA, NSW).
The MAPP has two distinct features – lectures on military civil transition and expose to
particular disciplines. The aim is to record this material digitally and store centrally for the
participating universities to use. Flinders will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the
Flinders MAPP; the participating universities will undertake initial simple evaluations of their
offerings. The grant will ask for funds to interview veterans on what makes a veteran friendly
university and on their transition journeys through higher education.