The Melbourne Social Equity Institute's Seed Funding Program is designed to support medium-scale projects that create opportunities for researchers, policymakers, practitioners and people with lived experience of disadvantage or marginalisation to undertake research together.
We are delighted to announce the seven projects that have been funded in 2020.
The selected projects demonstrate a combination of interdisciplinarity, connection to the community and innovative research methodologies.
Seed Funded Projects 2020
Getting back on Country: traditional owner-led repatriation, digitisation and exhibition design of Olkola cultural archives
Combining participatory design, mixed reality technologies, archaeological science and digital cultural heritage to deliver innovative solutions for the repatriation of Olkola heritage
Understanding and improving mental health care for culturally diverse LGBTQIA+ young people
Creating evidence with, and for, young people who have intersectional experiences of sexuality, gender, and cultural diversity
Preventing violence against young women exposed to the criminal justice system
Developing recommendations for violence prevention programs for justice-involved young women
Understanding digital inequality in Victoria
Combining a state-wide inequality analysis with an in-depth examination of lived experiences of digital inequality to assist community advocates and policymakers in their work towards greater digital equality
Invisible mothers: young Pasifika women, health inequalities and negotiating wellbeing
Exploring the priorities and practices that constitute motherhood for young Pasifika mothers in Melbourne
Why do they do that? An investigation into the perpetrator perspective of technology facilitated abuse
Understanding the motivations and tactics of perpetrators engaging in technology facilitated abuse
Understanding the role of mental health in online gambling choices
Identifying targets for law reform to reduce harm from gambling through an economic experiment that explores how mental health relates to problem gambling