Gender Institute funding for 2021 - Round 2

Background and aims

The Gender Institute is proud to sponsor the development of a great variety of projects by ANU scholars and professional staff.

Our second grant round for 2021 will support:
  • gender and sexuality research;
  • feminist and intersectional approaches in research;
  • projects and events that aim to inform gender-related public policy;
  • gender equity projects with a research element, within the ANU community.

Who can apply?

ANU staff or postgraduate students who are current members of the Gender Institute can apply. Where groups are applying a lead applicant should be identified. Projects by or including early career academics will be especially welcome.
  • We will give preference to projects with clearly described and achievable outcomes, including publications, external grant applications, reports and media outputs.
  • Our grants aim to support both in-person and online methods of working.
  • Projects can commence anytime between late 2021 and the end of 2022.

When are applications due?

Opening date

Tuesday 14 September 2021 

Closing date

 Thursday 4 November 2021

Applications for funding 

Examples of previous Gender Institute sponsorship include:
  • Workshops for postgraduate students
  • Writing workshops for early career researchers
  • Distinguished lecture and seminar by a renowned scholar
  • Gender equity research and innovative initiatives within ANU
  • Seed funding for cross-disciplinary collaborative research aligned with the aims of the Gender Institute
  • Workshop, conference or symposium on gender and/or sexuality

You may apply in any of these categories. To see more examples of grants awarded by the Gender Institute please visit our website.

In 2021 we will especially consider:
  • Research and related events that can be delivered both on campus and online (‘hybrid’ events). Our preference is to fund work that has a public-facing aspect or is open to the participation of Gender Institute members.
  • Projects with outcomes that include publications, grant applications, reports and/or that lead to podcasts or other media outputs that would enhance our profile, including by showcasing work on our website.
  • Projects that seek to inform public policy.
  • The initiation of new international collaborations among gender researchers, or the development of existing ones.
  • The creation of content that can be shared by those teaching gender/sexuality courses or that develop gender-related content for courses that have not previously included it.
  • Projects that enhance gender equity at ANU.  

What does funding cover?

We are able to consider: 
  • Domestic travel and accommodation to support speakers at events on campus.
  • 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 to be hosted on the Gender Institute website, where that cannot be provided by a local area.
  • Support for advancing gender equity goals, e.g. a workshop delivered by external specialists.
  • Honoraria (up to $250, for those outside ANU). Support for technical access from non-ANU participants can also be funded, where appropriate, to enable remote participation in research events such as webinars hosted by ANU. 

Please note that we will not be funding any international travel for events in this round. While domestic travel to bring speakers to ANU can be requested, in making decisions about the necessity and means of travel you are asked to consider potential border closures as well as the carbon footprint, in line with the ANU Below Zero initiative. You may request catering costs but the expectation is that these will be kept to a minimum.


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


How to apply

• Download and complete Part A: Application cover sheet
• Download and complete all sections of Part B: Full project description
• Submit Part A and Part B, along with any other relevant material to In the event that your email attachments exceed the authorised limit, we recommend submitting your application either physically to our office or by using free cloud storage services like Dropbox, OneDrive, WeTransfer or Google Drive. If you require assistance using these platforms please reach out to the administrator before the submission deadline.


Please direct all enquiries to Gender Institute administrator by email.

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Gender Institute

Date posted

Monday, 13 September 2021

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