The Andrews Labor Government is providing $1.2 million for family violence research to support evidence-based improvements and innovation in prevention of and response to family violence and sexual assault.
The Labor Government are now inviting applications from academic and sector partners under a second phase of the Family Violence Research Program 2021-2024.
This investment is in addition to the first phase of the Family Violence Research Grants Program which provided $2.5 million to 13 universities and family violence sector agencies in 2022.
Research findings will help support the Labor Government’s $3.7 billion family violence reforms.
Research has identified seven priority areas where evidence gaps exist including children and young people as victims, family violence as experienced by people from diverse communities and sexual violence and harm.
Harnessing and embedding lived experience, from design to delivery, is a key feature of the second phase. Applicants are required to demonstrate how they will incorporate lived experience in their proposed
Further information and submission information is available at
Applications are open until Monday 3 April 2023.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Ros Spence
“This work will deliver evidence that supports family violence reform and changes the way that services are provided to Victorians.”
“This ongoing work addresses gaps in existing research while including the voices of people with lived
Reviewed 09 March 2023