EDI Grants

Equity Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Grants Program Overview

UNSW Sydney is committed to fostering a campus culture that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion. To leverage the innovative talents of UNSW students and staff working toward those goals, the Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion is offering five grants of up to $5,000 each for projects that contribute to ‘creating a culture that encourages equity, supports a diverse and inclusive staff and student community, and drives positive change’

Who can apply?

EDI Grants are open to all UNSW students and ongoing and fixed-term academic and professional staff, either as individuals or in teams.

Grant Applications Open

Grant Applications Close

Grant Winners Announced

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Friday, 3 April 2020

Friday, 10 April 2020

Project delivery

Presentation to the EDI board

Best overall grant project announced

April - October 2020

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Monday, 14 December 2020

Applications are now closed for 2020



Yes, you can submit more than one application for different projects, however there is a limit of one grant per applicant. Previous successful applicants can not apply for an extension to an existing grant and/or apply for a new EDI grant. Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to resubmit their projects the following year.

The Divisional Management Team will convene and consider the applications to determine the successful grant recipients. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications on 10 April.

Recipients are selected by the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Management Team

There are no constraints on the nature of the projects that may be undertaken with grant funding.  They may range from written materials, apps, events, workshops to educational tools, etc. For more information please refer to EDI grants policy and guideline document.

The allocated EDI Grant can be used for any goods or services that support the initiative outlined in your grant application. This may be spent on printing, design, technology, event invitations, catering etc. Travel, vehicles and salaries cannot be funded by the EDI Grant. 

Funds must be used by the end of the project, and any unspent funds returned to the Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion.

A midyear report on the progress of the project is required in mid-July, and a template will be provided to successful applicants

Grant funded projects will ideally wrap up by November 1 2020

All grant recipients must either give a 3-minute presentation or submit a 3 minute video on their project and its outcomes at the EDI Board meeting 3 December 2020. Guidelines for the presentation will be provided to successful applicants.

Yes. A final written report will be due to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion before year end, 2020. Templates will be provided to successful applicants.