The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Gender Grants (GBP 1,000 grant)

 Deadline: 7th of May, 2024 (16:00 UTC)

ACU Gender Grants are awarded annually to member universities to support initiatives that will boost gender equity and equality on campus.

The grants can be used for a diverse range of projects, workshops, and events in areas such as:

  • Supporting women in leadership
  • Raising awareness of sexual harassment and developing anti-sexual harassment initiatives
  • Supporting women in science and research
  • Creating effective institutional policies
  • Mainstreaming gender equity into the curriculum

The ACU is working in partnership with the Martha Farrell Foundation to provide three additional Gender Grants focused on creating effective anti-sexual harassment policies and strategies, drawing on the Foundation’s expertise in anti-sexual harassment initiatives. These grants are open to staff members of ACU member universities in Africa and Asia and include online training and follow-up online support from the Martha Farrell Foundation.


  • Thirteen awards of up to GBP 1,000 to help meet the costs of organising projects that promote gender equity and equality.


  • Be a staff member at an ACU member university.
  • Submit an application through the online application form when applications are open.

Click here to apply

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