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Gender grants

Theme: Access and inclusion

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. The project action plan is requested for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months.

Applications will close on Monday 4 October 2021 at 16:00 UTC.

Please note: If you don’t already have a MyACU account please first register for one here and then follow the instructions in the registration email to log in to the system before accessing the form here.

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Previous applicants

If you have previously applied for an ACU Gender Grant you are welcome to apply again. However, please note if your previous application was successful and you have already received an ACU Gender Grant, you will not be eligible to reapply. 

More information

Since the ACU Gender Grants were launched in 2016, 49 universities in 22 countries have benefited, and at least 800 beneficiaries have participated in workshops supported by the grants.

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