Melbourne Social Equity Institute invests in interdisciplinary and co-productive research that addresses social equity issues through seed funding and co-funding.
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 five projects that have received seed funding in 2022.
The selected projects demonstrate a combination of interdisciplinarity, connection to the community, and innovative research methodologies. They also show the potential to be impactful and to make a positive difference in the lives of people and communities who experience inequities.
SheShaka: addressing gendered and cultural barriers to participation in surfing
Responding to evidence of gendered and cultural barriers to participation in surfing for young women and girls from diverse backgrounds in coastal Victoria
African Australians’ experiences of domestic violence and health service utilisation
Exploring African Australians' experiences of domestic and family violence
Water rights for First Nations
Exploring cultural economic futures through agent based modelling
Breaking down the barriers
Co-producing inclusive mental healthcare with young people on the margins
The use and impacts of direct-to-consumer genetic testing and data platforms for family tracing after adoption or out of home care
A Victorian pilot study