What is the program?

The Community Resilience Unit (CRU) of the Department of Premier and Cabinet is pleased to announce Round 2 of the Social Cohesion Research Grants Program.

The Department is seeking innovative applications for research that will support more effective practice and decision-making relating to social cohesion, community resilience and factors which can prevent violent extremism.

Proposed research should support the achievement of one or more of the research priorities which are included on page 4 in the Grants Guidelines.

Partnerships are required between government, academic institutions, community groups and/or the not-for-profit sector for this round of research projects. Partnerships are important for fostering innovation, cross-sector collaboration and whole-of-community approaches.


What funding is available?

Small Grants for research proposals up to $50,000 (excluding GST) and lasting up to 12 months.

Large Grants for research proposals up to $150,000 (excluding GST) and lasting up to 24 months. Large Grants research proposals may be funded over two financial years.


Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants must be a member of the Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC) to be eligible for the grants. You can apply for membership at the same time as the grant application.

Applicants may submit applications for either Small Grants or Large Grants.  

Small Grants applications are open until Friday 21 October 2016.

Large Grants Expression of Interest applications are open until Friday 7 October.


How do I apply?

Applications must be received via the electronic portal.


Further information

For more information about the research grants program and RIOSC membership, visit the Research Institute on Social Cohesion webpage.