Gender Institute funding guidelines 2019


The Gender Institute is a cross-campus ANU institute launched in March 2011. It has a dual mission: (1) to connect our ongoing work on gender and sexuality in research, education and outreach and (2) to promote innovative research and programs to help redress gendered inequalities at ANU.

Our approach to gender is inclusive and intersectional – embracing women, men, transgendered and gender diverse people – and highlighting the profound interaction between gender, sexuality, race, religion, class, age and ability in structures of unequal power within and beyond the University.

Applications for funding 

Grant applications are sought twice each year for funding the development and implementation of the following events and projects – with the maximum amount that any application can ask for given in brackets (the use of several categories within a grant application are acceptable):
  •  Workshops for postgraduate students (up to $4,000) 
  •  Writing workshops for early career researchers (up to $4,000) 
  •  Signature events for subsequent year (up to $10,000) Application in round 1 only
  •  Distinguished lecture and seminar by a renowned scholar (up to $4,000)
  •  Gender equity research and innovative initiatives within ANU (up to $10,000)
  •  Seed funding for cross-disciplinary, collaborative research to be developed for major funders (up to $4,000)
  •  Workshop, conference or symposium on gender and/or sexuality (up to $4,000)

Who can apply? 

ANU staff and students or groups of ANU staff or students can apply. Where groups are applying, a lead applicant should be identified.

When are applications due?

  •  The closing date for applications for Grant round 1 of funding is June 24 2019. 
  •  ‘Out of round’ applications can also be made in extenuating circumstances using the application form, along with the project description and budget justification, by email to the Gender Institute Convenor Professor Margaret Jolly

Categories not eligible for funding

Please note that the Gender Institute does not provide funding for personal research projects, team research projects, the hiring of research assistants, scholarships, bursaries, per diems, gifts for speakers and venue hire on campus (unless a dedicated room is needed). We aim to support events and initiatives that are accessible to and benefit the wider ANU community.

How to apply


Assessment criteria 

Proposals will be assessed against the following considerations:

  • Alignment with the aims of the Gender Institute in
    1. Supporting research, education and outreach on gender and sexuality across the University and beyond;
    2. Promoting collaboration and linkages across ANU Colleges and with the wider community;
    3. Improving gender equity within the ANU staff profile.

Please state which of these aims your project engages (more than one can be mentioned).

  • Opportunity for other ANU Gender Institute academics to be involved in the proposal or specifically benefit from it.
  • A justified budget – overall costings should strive for economy (e.g. early bookings for flights and accommodation) and clearly state relevant categories (e.g. transport, accommodation, catering, administrative costs, etc.).
  • Evidence of good planning – realistic timeframe, effective communication strategy, project deliverables.
  • Information about where other funding is sought or already obtained.
  • Endorsement of the College Dean/Divisional Director or Supervisor.
Applications should describe the type of event(s) or project for which funding is sought (eg. postgraduate workshop, signature event, etc.) and, where relevant, give an indication of the number of participants, and academic levels aimed at (eg. postgraduates, ECRs, senior researchers, etc.) The application should also include a timeline identifying when the evaluation of outcomes will take place and when the report on outcomes and financial acquittal will be submitted.



Grants awarded are subject to the conditions outlined below.


Supporting documentation

Distinguished speaker CVs

In the case of a distinguished scholar being invited to give a lecture and seminar/workshop, the applicant should provide a short CV – maximum 2 pages or alternatively, a link to their official researcher’s page. 

Size limitations

Applicants are given the opportunity to add supporting material to their applications. In an effort to keep the applications concise and reduce waste when printing, we ask that you limit the number of pages to 8. 


- The event/project explicitly acknowledges Gender Institute support in all publicity/media coverage and the Gender Institute banner is displayed at any associated events.
- All publicity and promotional material must include relevant logos.
- The initiative is as inclusive of as wide a range of ANU academics and/or Gender Institute nodes as possible.
- Any associated events will provide the opportunity to invite new members to subscribe to the Gender Institute newsletter.
The Gender Institute will assist in advertising your event by promoting it on the Gender Institute website, social media pages and in the weekly newsletter. Kindly forward the following information the Gender Institute Administrator at least six weeks before your event:
o Event/project title
o Speaker names and affiliations
o Venue details
o Abstract of the talk/description of the event: 100-200 words
o Short speaker biographies
o A high-resolution image 
Any changes or deviations from the original grant application must be reported to the Gender Institute in a timely manner. The deadline for requests for items for inclusion in the Gender Institute newsletter is Monday midday

Administrative and logistical details 

– All administrative duties and logistical details (eg. venue booking, catering, Gender Institute banner pick up and drop off, Functions on Campus approval, etc.) are organised by successful applicants.
For more information on how to organise your event and complete the Functions on Campus eForm, please consult our Event organising Guide and our Event checklist below.

Report on outcomes 

- A report on outcomes is submitted within three months of completion of the event/project timeframe, including documentation (photos, recordings, media coverage, publications etc.) to be published on the Gender Institute website.
For examples of previous reports on outcomes, please visit the Previous Grant section of the Grants and Awards page of our website.  For more information on how to draft your report on outcomes, please consult our Reporting guidelines below. 

Financial acquittal

- Funds will be transferred to individual Colleges or Divisions via the R-ledger. 
- Funding must be expended in accordance with the proposal outline. The total funds given to the grant recipient will be transferred to an account nominated by the recipient and all expenditure must be managed by the recipient. 
- Funds not spent are returned to the Gender Institute.
- A separate financial acquittal is submitted on the completion of the project.  
With the exception of the Signature event, Gender Institute funding is eligible for the current year. If your project or initiative carries on to the following year, we invite you to re-submit an application for further funding in 2019. 
Please note that due to intense pressure on funding in previous rounds, priority may be given to new applicants.
Failure to comply with the grant conditions outlined here may result in future applications being deemed ineligible for funding from the Gender Institute.
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Gender Institute

Date posted

Friday, 24 May 2019

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