COVID-19 Research Fund
The Melbourne Disability Institute, an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Melbourne, has directed nearly $300,000 to fund 14 new projects designed to help support people with disabilities and their families and carers in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
The Melbourne Disability Institute (MDI) is committed to facilitating disability research that is interdisciplinary and can demonstrate significant impact on the well-being of people with disability, their families and carers. By providing seed funding, the MDI seeks to encourage and support innovative ideas and interdisciplinary research collaborations.
Community Based Research Program
Through the Community-based Research Program, MDI seeks to encourage and support the evaluation and research of innovative ideas in the broader disability community, by linking community organisations to researchers or students who can help do the research or evaluation.
The Melbourne Disability Institute conducts disability-related research in partnership with universities in Australia and internationally, governments, community sector organisations, the private sector, advocacy groups, and people with disability and their families and carers, drawing on a range of funding sources, to inform policy and practice.