Research Funding for Working Groups 2022


This special round of funding aims at developing fresh collaborations, both across our network and with gender researchers outside ANU.

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

Our Research Funding for Working Groups invites you to develop a team of researchers engaged with an innovative common theme. We invite proposals for working groups which propose a gender and/or sexuality project with potential to address an issue of national and/or international significance. 

Up to $25,000 can be requested to support the research proposed by the working group. We aim to fund two working group projects, commencing work in 2023.

Working groups will support the conduct of original research by their members and form new collaborations among the members through activities that may include data collection, regular meetings, workshops and training articulated around a specific theme. Outputs may include publications, briefings, recorded webinars and podcasts, and applications for further funding of the project. The outputs will be showcased on the Gender Institute website. 


This call closes on 12 Oct 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: This funding is separate from our normal grant rounds, details here.



  • A working group will normally comprise 5-10 people, not all of whom need to be affiliated with ANU. We encourage international collaborations. We also encourage the involvement of Early Career Researchers, including HDR students.
  • Research with partners at other institutions can be sponsored, but the primary applicant must be a Gender Institute member at the ANU and the majority of the working group must be from ANU.
  • We welcome applications from all academic disciplines, but especially seek to support cross-disciplinary projects involving more than one ANU College, School or Centre.
  • The working group project should be designed in the first instance to run for 12-24 months. Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate a long-term vision for their sustainability, beyond the initial funding.


Selection criteria

  • A well-designed and innovative project with clear aims, methods, and significance.
  • Feasibility within the proposed timeframe.
  • Planned publications and outreach, including content that can appear on the Gender Institute website.
  • Strong research record, relative to opportunity among members of working group.
  • Justified budget.
  • Ethics clearance (in process or completed – funding is subject to clearance being obtained where required).



  • Up to $25,000 can be requested for working group research projects led by current members of the Gender Institute. 
  • Applications should include an outline of the project, its aims, significance and method, role of the researchers included in the group (up to 2 pages); planned outputs and an estimated time-frame (1 page); a justified budget; (1 page) short CV (1 page max/ participant). You may also provide a statement of any factors that should be considered in ‘relative to opportunity’ evaluation (max 200 words). We are very aware of pandemic-related challenges faced by many of our members over the last two years and will pay close attention to adjusting for these factors.
  • Please indicate in the application any intentions to apply for additional funds, funds secured or applications underway in regards to your project. 


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ANU, Gender Institute

Date posted

Thursday, 8 September 2022

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