Vice Chancellor's Gender Equity Fund

The Vice-Chancellor’s Gender Equity Fund offers Academic and Professional staff the opportunity to apply for support in facilitating gender equality initiatives and promoting 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 inequality within the University and its community;
  • foster collaboration and knowledge exchange between stakeholders within the University and its community in collective efforts to promote gender equality; and
  • advance practice-based outcomes within the University by creating a praxis between academe and professional perspectives to leverage ‘real-world’ improvements.

This funding is for projects that would not normally be funded by Schools and Divisions.

Any enquiries regarding the Fund can be emailed to gefund@westernsydney.edu.au.

2022 Applications Now Closed

Submitted applications for 2022 funding are currently being reviewed.



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.