Gender Institute funding for 2020 - Round 1



This call for applications for grants aims as usual to support the development and implementation of gender research and gender equity related activities at the Australian National University.

Projects selected in this first round will reflect and grow the leading edge of gender, sexuality and intersectional research at ANU and/or support gender equity related projects using online and remote methods of working. Projects that aim to influence gender-related public policy and/or include or support early career academics will be especially welcome, as will projects that initiate or consolidate national and international collaborations.
In line with ANU expenditure controls and expectations about the limits of what will be possible on campus, we will not be funding any travel or catering for events planned in 2020. Rather we will be seeking to develop the online presence and the national and international reach of the ANU Gender Institute network.


Please note that this funding is separate from that provided under our new Gender and Global Threats scheme, which closes on 24 June 2020.


Who can apply?

ANU staff and students or groups of ANU staff or students who are current members of the Gender Institute can apply. Where groups are applying a lead applicant should be identified.


When are applications due?

Opening date Friday 5 June 2020 
Closing date Monday 6 July 2020


Out of round applications

‘Out of round’ applications can be made in extenuating circumstances at any time using the forms below, along with a justification for the urgency of this research, and submitting by email to GI Convenor Fiona Jenkins

The maximum that can be requested for any project is $5,000


Applications for funding 

In 2020, we are interested in supporting:
• research and events that can be delivered online, and/or that lead to podcasts or other records that would enhance our website and online presence (webinars, etc)
• projects that seek to influence public policy using a gender lens
• the initiation of new international collaborations among gender researchers, or development of existing ones, by creating online communities
• creation of content that can be shared by those teaching gender courses (eg repository of 20 min ‘topics’ by our gender researchers)
• ‘return to campus’ gender equity projects 
• projects that analyse and offset the gendered impacts of the pandemic and related economic crisis at ANU
• projects that develop skills and improve competitiveness for ANU staff and HDR, particularly early career academics.

What does funding cover?

We are able to consider: 
• Requests for teaching relief, administrative and technical support, and research assistance to enable projects.
• Funds for the development of web-content and other online resources, where support is not available within Colleges for this. 
• Support for the development of skills advancing gender equity goals, eg by bringing in an expert to run a webinar.
• Honoraria (up to $250 for those outside ANU). Support for technical access from non-ANU participants can also be funded where appropriate to enable participation in research events such as webinars hosted by ANU. 



• Please provide an outline of the project with a timeline and detailed justified budget for project delivery (see Part B: Full project description form below).  
• All projects funded in this round must deliver outcomes with some content that can be hosted on the Gender Institute website.
• The maximum that can be requested for any project is $5,000


How to apply

• Download and complete Part A: Application cover sheet (available below) 
• Download and complete all sections of Part B: Full project description (available below)
• Submit Part A and Part B, along with any other relevant material VIA THE ONLINE PORTAL.


Please direct all enquiries to Gender Institute administrator by email.

File GI_R1 2020_Part A_0.docx112.81 KB
File GI_R1 2020_Part B.docx113.88 KB
File GI_out of round 2020_Part A.docx111.25 KB
File GI_out of round 2020_Part B.docx113.88 KB




Gender Institute

Date posted

Monday, 1 June 2020

Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute