Vice Chancellor's Gender Equity Fund

2023 applications have now closed

2023 applications closed on Monday 12 December 2022

The Vice-Chancellor’s Gender Equity Fund (the Fund) offers professional and academic staff the opportunity to apply for support in facilitating gender equity initiatives and promote workplace inclusion at Western Sydney University. Primarily, the Fund seeks to:

  • develop a deeper understanding of any obstacles, and the steps required, to tackle gender inequity within the University and its community;
  • help bridge gaps between University policy and lived experience;
  • foster collaboration and knowledge exchange between stakeholders within the University and its community in collective efforts to promote gender equity; and
  • advance professional and academic practice through the implementation of recommendations for ‘real-world’ improvements to current University programs, initiatives and/or practices..

This funding is for projects that would not normally be funded by Schools, Institutes or Divisions.

Download the 2023 Guidelines and application form in PDF format or Word format

Any enquiries regarding the Fund can be emailed to

2022 Projects are currently being completed

Final Reports for the 2022 round will be made available in 2023.

2021 Final Projects

2020 Final Projects

2019 Final Projects

2018 Final Projects

2017 Final Projects

2017 was the inaugural year for applications under the Gender Equality Fund. Below you can view the final reports from successful applicants. Findings within these reports are reviewed by the Vice-Chancellor's Gender Equality Committee, and recommendations are reviewed and acted upon as appropriate.

For more information about Gender Equality Initiatives at Western Sydney University visit our Gender Equality webpage.

For more information about the Vice-Chancellor's Gender Equality Fund contact Michelle Falconer, Senior Manager, Office of Equity & Diversity.