Vice Chancellor's Gender Equity Fund

2024 applications will be accepted throughout August 2023

Please submit your applications by COB of Friday 8 September 2023

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 2024 Guidelines and EOI form below:

VCGEF 2024 Guidelines and EOI (PDF) (opens in a new window)

VCGEF 2024 Guidelines and EOI (Word) (opens in a new window)

Any enquiries regarding the Fund can be emailed to

2023 Final Reports

The Vice-Chancellor's Gender Equity Fund was launched in 2017. The final reports for all Fund projects are available below. Project findings and recommendations are reviewed by the Vice-Chancellor's Gender Equity  And Respectful Relationships Advisory Committee, which determines the suitability and prioritisation of actions, in keeping with the Committee's Terms of Reference. The Committee also oversees the ongoing implementation of recommendations, as appropriate.

2022 Final Projects

2021 Final Projects

2020 Final Projects

2019 Final Projects

2018 Final Projects

2017 Final Projects

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, Director, Equity, Diversity and Wellbeing.