Association of Commonwealth Universities Gender Grants (Grants of up to GBP 1000)

ACU Gender Grants are awarded annually to member universities to support initiatives that will boost gender equity and equality on campus. The grants can be used for a  diverse range of projects, workshops, and events in areas such as:

  • Supporting women in leadership
  • Raising awareness of sexual harassment and developing anti-sexual harassment initiatives
  • Supporting women in science and research
  • Creating effective institutional policies
  • Mainstreaming gender equity into the curriculum

What does the grant include?

Grants of up to GBP 1000 are available for staff at ACU member universities to help meet the costs of organising projects that promote gender equity and equality.

Grantees are required to submit a short interim report halfway through their project and a comprehensive final report within one month after completing their project.

How to apply

You will need to supply an outline of the project and an action plan, including details of what it involves and how it will address gender equity and equality at your university.

Applications open on 20 August 2020 and close at 11.59 pm BST on 20 September 2020.Apply here

More information

Since the ACU Gender Grants were launched in 2016, 39 universities in 20 countries have benefited, and at least 600 beneficiaries have participated in workshops supported by the grants.

To find out more, email gender@acu.ac.uk

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