The Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund is a public benevolent institution that seeks to benefit Australians with a disability throughout the nation, with an emphasis on people with an intellectual disability. To this end, the Endowment Challenge Fund will encourage quality and innovation in the disability services sector, by providing grants to researchers and postgraduate students undertaking research into significant issues for the Australian disability sector.
Grants will also be made to support the engagement and broader participation by persons with a disability in the world in which we live, so that they can lead ordinary lives. This includes grants to non-profit organisations to enhance engagement and social inclusion for people with a disability (especially intellectual disability). Where applicable, grants may also be made to non-profit organisations to expand their current activities to further involve people with a disability (especially intellectual disability).
The Endowment Challenge Fund is calling for applications for grant funds in its 2013 Grant Round which opens on Tuesday 16 April 2013. Applications across three grant categories are invited:
- Research Award: This category is for applicants with appropriate qualifications who will conduct the proposed research at a host institution. This institution may be a university, a university affiliate, or an appropriate independent research institute. In 2013 the Endowment Challenge Fund will make one award of $40,000 to fund research into issues of key importance to the Australian disability sector, particularly issues relating to intellectual disability.
- Student Award: This category is for postgraduate research students. In 2013 the Endowment Challenge Fund will make two awards of $5,000 each for students undertaking postgraduate research into issues of key importance to the Australian disability sector, particularly issues relating to intellectual disability.
- Non-Profit Organisation Award: In 2013, this category will target non-profit organisations in Queensland and New South Wales only. The aim of such grants is to encourage non-profits, such as sporting, artistic, cultural or music organisations, to consider how they could directly include people with a disability (especially an intellectual disability) within their current work. Disability-specific non-profit organisations may also apply, but ongoing programmes of service delivery will not be funded. In 2013, the Endowment Challenge Fund has a total pool of $20,000 available for non-profit organisations.
Applications to the Endowment Challenge Fund are to be completed using the appropriate Application Form.
Please refer to the Application Guidelines for further details about the projects the Endowment Challenge Fund is likely to support and the process for assessing applications.
All applications to the 2013 Grant Round must be received by Senior Advisor – Research via email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 28 May, 5pm (EST).
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Friday 28 June 2013 with funding commencing on Friday 5 July 2013.
For more information please contact Dr Chez Leggatt-Cook, Senior Advisor – Research: email@example.com