Gender Institute Funding for 2022 - Round 2

Applications for this grant have now closed. Please keep an eye out for further opportunities. 

Our grant rounds for 2022 will support projects and events that:

  • advance gender and sexuality research, and take feminist and intersectional approaches to research;
  • aim to inform gender-related public policy;
  • promote gender equity through research.


In allocating grants:

  • We will give preference to projects with clearly described and achievable outcomes, including publications, external grant applications, reports and media outputs.
  • Events that have a public-facing aspect or are open to the participation of Gender Institute members are particularly encouraged.
  • We aim to support both in-person and online methods of working.
  • We are keen to encourage new collaborations among established and early career gender researchers, or the further development of existing ones.
  • Projects that promote the development of connections with government and non-government organisations with regard to gender equality are welcomed.
  • We seek to support research that develops equal and respectful relationships with marginalised and under-represented communities.


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.


When are applications due?

Round opens

Sept 8 2022

Round closes

Oct 12 2022


What does funding cover?

The maximum that can be requested for any project under this scheme is $5,000.


We are able to consider: 

  • Domestic and international travel and accommodation to support speakers at events on campus. In making decisions about the necessity and means of travel you are asked to consider potential Covid-related disruptions as well as the carbon footprint, in line with the ANU Below Zero initiative.
  • Requests for teaching relief, administrative and technical support, and research assistance to enable projects.
  • Catering costs for events -- but please note that the expectation is that these will be kept to a minimum. In view of the environmental impacts of livestock farming and emissions, we also strongly recommend plant-based catering to reduce the carbon footprint of our events.
  • Funds for the development of web content and other online resources to be hosted on the Gender Institute website, where that facility cannot be provided by a local area.
  • Support for advancing gender equity goals at ANU, eg. a workshop delivered by external specialists.
  • Honoraria (up to $300, 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. 


Selection Criteria

  • A well-designed and innovative project or event with clear aims, methods, and significance.
  • Collaborations that add value to ANU gender research.
  • The likelihood of publications or grant applications arising from project (where relevant).
  • Evidence of impact, outreach and engagement (where relevant).
  • Evidence of good planning, including an effective communication strategy, feasible timeline, clear deliverables.
  • Justified budget.


You should also provide:

  • Information about any other sources of funding sought or obtained.
  • Ethics clearance where relevant (in process or completed – funding is subject to clearance being obtained where required).
  • Endorsement of the College Dean/Divisional Director or Supervisor.


Examples of previous Gender Institute sponsorship under this scheme 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

Please see the conditions of the award below. 


Applying for a Grant

  • 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).  
  • Projects applied for in this round should commence in 2022-23.


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 Please ensure you include "Grant Application" in the subject of your email.
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Gender Institute

Date posted

Thursday, 8 September 2022

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