Supporting Faculty's diversity and inclusion goals
The Diversity and Inclusion grants support academic staff to undertake scholarly-based research that contributes to improving our culture of equity and inclusion in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
We encourage projects that represent the diversity of perspective and lived experience in our faculty community. We welcome projects relating to cultural safety, racial diversity and representation, disability inclusion, gender equity, Indigenous knowledges, LGBTIQ+ inclusion and lived experience of mental health and neurodiversity in a learning and/or work environment.
Grants include a maximum award of $25,000 for salary and research-related expenses.
Refer to recently funded grants here
Diversity, equity and inclusion in research
- Eligible staff include salaried fixed-term, continuing (research contingent) and continuing academic staff in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
- Salaried academic staff with a minimum 0.5 EFT time fraction or greater
- Staff whose scholarly-based work is aligned with faculty’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals
A values-based application assessment
In assessing grant applications, the Selection Panel consider:
- Clarity of objectives and alignment with the Faculty's Advancing Health 2030
- Opportunities for the research to demonstrate high-quality impact and attract future funding
- Existing challenges or barriers preventing the work from otherwise being funded and completed
- Intended outcomes, including the capacity to develop new approaches towards the Faculty’s commitments, or build on existing understandings of diversity, equity and inclusion
- Opportunities for sustainable divisional, institutional or sector-wide adoption of new approaches and understandings of diversity and inclusion
- The extent to which the proposed work would raise the visibility and profile of the Faculty in relation to diversity and inclusion (for example, engaging across the faculty with more than a small group of staff or from one School or Department)
Apply for a grant
- Monday 7 August 2023
- Monday 11 September 2023
- Monday 23 October 2023
Explore the grants website
Read the Grants website in detail, including the:
- Overview of the grant program, conditions of award and expectations of recipients
- Eligibility and selection criteria
Discuss the potential of your application with your supervisor, Head/Director, as well as with mentors and trusted colleagues
Prepare your application
Start your application:
Draft your application based on the selection criteria on the website:
- Include a summary paragraph describing the reasons why you are seeking a grant (maximum 200 words)
- Include an overview of the proposed project, including how it aligns with the Faculty strategy (maximum 500 words)
- Describe the intended outcomes of the project (maximum 500 words)
- Describe the opportunities the project may generate (maximum 300 words)
- Include a brief project budget and justification (maximum 200 words)
Attach optional supporting material:
- Maximum 5 A4 pages
- Clarify the reason for including supporting material in your written application
Submit your application
Complete and submit your application online:
- Submit your completed application online by midnight on 11 September 2023
- Note the application form strictly enforces word limits and page limits —additional pages will not be considered by the selection committee
- All applications are confidential.
- Up to two grants are awarded each round to a maximum of $25,000 per award.
- The recipient is responsible for the project, for its concept, and for communication of the results. The strategic decisions called for in pursuit of the research, progress and research results must be shared with the Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion. Results of the research are intended to inform Faculty strategy.
- The grants are for research specifically focused on advancing the diversity and inclusion activities within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), for staff and/or students.
- Funding can be used to support salary and research-related expenses directly related to the research proposal. Eligible expenses include: consumables, contribution towards salary of an existing RA/Postdoc (not the lead CI) who as part of their overall duties is working directly on the research. Prior approval must be sought for equipment purchases.
- The grants are available for a maximum period of 12 months, nominally for the period 1 January to 31 December 2024.
- Recipients are expected to provide appropriate acknowledgement of University support when communicating research outcomes.
- Recipients are required to provide an update at the six month point, and also on completion of the grant. This report should provide information on the research achievements, publishable outcomes, links to knowledge translation activity, and details of applications submitted to external funding bodies.
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