Grants open for university research into women's sport

Grants open for university research to support women in sport

Applications are now open for the 2023-24 Change Our Game Research Grants Program!

The program supports Victorian university researchers to undertake research to identify tangible, evidence-based solutions to barriers for women and girls in sport and active recreation.

It provides grants of up to $25,000 to eligible Victorian universities to support researchers advance research related to participation in community sport and active recreation, women in sport leadership and the visibility of women in sport.

Director of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, Sarah Styles, said that research has the potential to help solve some of the persistent challenges for women and girls in sport and recreation.

“The FIFA Women’s World Cup showed Australia what is possible when women and girls are given the opportunity to shine,” she said.

“Research funded through the Change Our Game Research Grants will play a pivotal role in unlocking even more opportunities for the future.”

Since 2018, the program has funded 18 research projects to a value of more than $390,000 to address a range of issues impacting women and girls in sport and active recreation.

A number of these projects have had meaningful impact on the sports sector. One project funded through this Program explored the experiences of Muslim girls and women participating in sport and physical activity, conducted by RMIT University’s Social and Global Studies Centre.

The research project highlighted approaches to overcome barriers to participation that brought together girls, families, schools, communities, councils, sports clubs and policymakers to collectively enable more Muslim girls to participate in sport and physical activity.

Applications close 5pm AEDT Monday 23 October 2023.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

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