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Change Our Game Research Grants Program

The 2022-23 Change Our Game Research Grants Program provides grants of up to $25,000 to eligible Victorian university researchers to support projects investigating emerging issues and identifying solutions to address barriers for women and girls’ participation and leadership in sport and active recreation in Victoria.

Grants are available for Victorian universities to undertake projects aimed at improving the environment for women and girls in sport and active recreation.

Delivered through the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, the Program reflects the Victorian Government’s commitment to creating welcoming and inclusive sport and recreation environments, promoting health and wellbeing as well as boosting research in Victoria.

The Program is also boosting early career researchers, through minimum representation requirements on project teams.

  • Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding from the Program, the applicant must be a Victorian university.

    Applications must:

    • be submitted by a person employed by a Victorian university, with authority to submit the application on behalf of the Victorian university;
    • to be conducted by a proposed research team led by at least one Victoria-based lead researcher;
    • include at least one Victoria-based early career researcher in the proposed research team;
    • undertake the funded research project predominately in Victoria.
  • Program Streams

    For the 2022-23 Program, eligible applicants can submit applications for projects within the following streams:

    Stream 1 – Community sport and active recreation

    Stream 2 – Sport leadership

    Across both streams, applications are encouraged to apply an intersectional lens, to recognise that some women and girls are affected more than one form of discrimination and disadvantage that intersect, and that these groups may require targeted support to address the barriers and disadvantage they face.

    Applications that fully consider the ways in which inequalities interact and that reflect diversity and inclusion will be viewed favourably.

    The Office for Women in Sport and Recreation has identified the following areas of interest for the 2022-23 Program. Applicants applying for projects that fall outside of these areas of interest but remain related to the headline themes of Stream 1 or Stream 2, will still be considered by the assessment panel.

  • Application Process

    Step 1: Check your eligibility

    Check the detailed information contained in the Program Guidelines to see if you are eligible.

    Step 2: Apply online using Grants Online

    The link to apply online can be found on the Change Our Game website.

    Make sure you have the information you need on hand including required documents and click on ‘Start new application’ to submit your application through Grants Online. You will receive an application number when you apply online. Please quote your application number in all correspondence relating to your application.

    You will be asked to provide contact details of yourself and the university in the application form. Once you have completed these details, you can attach your research proposal and submit your application. Please make sure you have this information on hand, including any additional attachments you wish to include in your application. Attachments must be an acceptable file type (e.g., Word, Excel, PDF or JPEG) and don’t exceed 5MB in size.

    It is recommended that any application is saved regularly, to avoid content being lost during the application process.

    Advantages of applying online

    Submitting your application through Grants Online ensures it is received immediately and can be processed in the most efficient way.

    If you need assistance with applying online, please email the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation at for assistance.

  • Apply

    To submit an application visit the Change Our Game website

  • Program area and assistance

    For preliminary information on this or any other Change Our Game program please contact the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation at

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Last updated on 17/03/2023