Diversity and Inclusion Committee Small Grants Program

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Small Grants Program


The Faculty of Arts is committed to fostering a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion. Our vision is to be home to a dynamic, diverse and inclusive community of staff and students who are committed to achieving our full potential by working together and with our partners in a spirit of courageous generosity by 2025.

In keeping with this vision, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee is pleased to announce a small grants program to support staff and students who are interested in hosting or coordinating events that further the vision of the Faculty.

We invite applications for projects, activities and events that advance diversity and inclusion within the Faculty and the wider University community for the 2022 academic year. This might include events that:

  • Highlight the value and significance of cultural or religious festivals or holidays across the Faculty’s diverse community
  • Showcase cultural activities that build awareness, celebrate diversity and create space for all students and staff members to mark occasions of cultural significance

The grant will be up to $3,000 and will be allocated on a competitive basis. Up to five grants will be awarded each year.

Application information

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  1. Applications must be received by 11.59 pm on Thursday 5 May
  2. Awardees will be notified by Friday 13 May
  3. Funding must be used by 22 November 2022

Who can apply?

All current Faculty of Arts students and staff are eligible to apply for funding. Applications may come from an individual or a group.

Staff (including professional staff) and students from diverse religious, cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, people with disability, Indigenous Australians and LGBTIQ staff and students are especially encouraged to apply.

Type of events encouraged

Funding will be given to events such as film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, cultural performance and other activities that build awareness, create space for all students and staff members to mark occasions of cultural significance, and create an inclusive and welcoming environment across the Faculty. Events that facilitate wide participation are especially encouraged.

Cost covered by the grant

The grant can be used for the payment of any goods or services that support the event outlined in your application. This may include:

  • Venue and equipment hire
  • Printing / stationery / graphic design
  • Advertising
  • Payment of guest speakers/performers
  • Travel costs associated with the activity
  • Catering
  • Exhibition costs

The grant cannot be spent on:

  • Salaries or teaching buyout
  • Activities/projects that will charge participation fees
  • Research
  • Learning and teaching projects
  • Retrospective funding for projects already underway or completed
  • The purchase of equipment

Unspent grant funds

Funds must be used by the end of the project, and any unspent funds refunded to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Submission of a final event report

  1. All grant recipients must either give a 3-minute presentation or submit a 3-minute video on their project and its outcomes at the D&I Committee meeting following their event. You are also encouraged to take photographs of your event that can be shared with the Committee and feature on the Faculty website
  2. A final written report will be due to the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, before year-end 2022