Funding Opportunities 2022

Melbourne Social Equity Institute conducts and facilitates interdisciplinary research that addresses the causes and consequences of social inequities and advances knowledge about effective ways to respond. Our approach creates opportunities for researchers, community organisations and people with lived expertise to develop their skills in working together.

The Institute has created a suite of funding opportunities to enable and support collaborative, interdisciplinary social equity research.

Interdisciplinary Seed Funding

The Institute invites proposals for interdisciplinary, community-engaged and innovative research projects. Applicants can apply for a minimum of $25,000 and a maximum of $40,000. Projects must be completed by the end of 2023. Applications must be led by a University of Melbourne academic.

Expressions of Interest closed on 22 August 2022.

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Community Fellows Program

The Community Fellows Program aims to meet the research needs of community organisations to conduct small research-related projects in collaboration with university researchers. The program is targeted at small to medium-sized community organisations (up to 200 employees) that currently have very limited capacity to conduct research.

Applications are open until 17 October 2022.

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Community Engagement Grants

Proposals are open for activities to support a University of Melbourne researcher with an idea to test, explore and develop in partnership with members of disadvantaged or marginalised communities. The funding will enable the researcher to develop interdisciplinary and community-engaged networks within and external to the University. Grants of up to $3000 are available.

Applications are open until 17 October 2022.

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