Supporting the achievement of our Faculty's Diversity and Inclusion goals

MDHS Diversity and Inclusion Grants support academic staff to undertake scholarly-based work that contributes to the implementation of our Faculty’s culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, for all staff and students.

Examples include but are not limited to: a research into the enablers and barriers for the career progression of staff with diverse personal attributes, experiences and backgrounds; or research into mitigating bias that can inform continuous improvements to our Faculty’s approach to assessing academic performance, including for promotion. These are only examples and applicants are encouraged to bring their own personal aspects and insights to their applications.

The Faculty of MDHS awards up to two grants each round. A second round of applications for the MDHS Diversity and Inclusion Grants is now open, with funding to commence in early 2022.

Grants include a maximum award of up to $25,000 for salary and research-related expenses.

Round two applications close: 17 November 2021

Diversity and Inclusion Grants - Round 1 2021

Dr Marianne Coleman; Dr Flora Hui; A/Prof Kristin Diemer; Dr Gemma McKibbin; Dr Michelle Hall; Dr Belinda Lawford; Dr Kate Hayward; Dr Rebecca Jarden; Dr Elaina Kefalianos
This collaborative project from early-mid career academics aims to better identify and advocate for early-mid career academic issues. The project will use a participatory, systematic approach, that promotes inclusion of and maximises reach to EMCAs across the MDHS Faculty.

Dr Megan Sharp (CIA); Dr Barrie Shannon (PI); Dr Ruby Grant (PI)
This project aims to develop a better understanding of how students experience diversity and inclusion within the MDHS Faculty. The project will use innovative visual methods to address key research questions and will produce rich qualitative data to share the perception and story of MDHS students’ lived experiences.