2024 research funding

Applications are now open for a single research grant of up to $400,000.

Commission for Gender Equality in the Public Sector Research Grant Round 2024

Who can apply:
Not-for-profit groups, government
$1 - $400,000

Research focus

The research will investigate what helps progress towards gender equality targets in the public service. 

It aims to understand strategies, barriers and enablers to achieving gender equality workplace targets. 

The successful research team will work with the Commission and government organisations taking part in the pilot project. 

Gender equality targets pilot project

The research will study selected defined entities working towards targets from Our Equal State: Victoria's gender equality strategy and action plan 2023-2027.

  • Action 94: Halve the gender pay gap in the Victorian public sector within 5 years through implementing the Act.
  • Action 96: Reach gender equality in senior leadership positions in each portfolio across the Victorian public sector within 5 years.
  • Action 97: Double the number of men taking available paid parental leave in the Victorian public sector within 5 years.

The research team will design and deliver the research component of the pilot, including its scope and methodology.

Who can apply

  • Academic researchers located in tertiary education institutions
  • Community sector organisations with research capacity and expertise in gender equality
  • Government agencies with relevant expertise

Key dates

Funding round opens9:00am, 5 March 2024
Funding round closes11:59pm, 18 April 2024
Project commences31 May 2024
Project concludes1 December 2026

How to apply

Applicants must:

  1. Consult the CGEPS Grant Guidelines
  2. Complete the CGEPS Grant Application Form
  3. Submit final application on the DFFH Grants Gateway

Please note, applications will not be considered finalised until the CGEPS Grant Application Form has been submitted via the DFFH Grants Gateway.


CGEPS grant guidelines 2024
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CGEPS grant guidelines 2024 (Word)
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CGEPS grant application form 2024
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VCFA Standard Form Terms and Conditions
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Victorian Common Funding Agreement (VCFA) - Template Standard
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You can also find out more information about the VCFA on the Victorian Government website.

More information

If you have any questions, please email enquiries@genderequalitycommission.vic.gov.au