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2020 Capstone Editing Mid-Career Academic Research Grant for Women

Status: Closed

Applications open: 15/04/2020
Applications close: 24/02/2021

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About this scholarship

The Capstone Editing Mid-Career Academic Research Grant for Women scholarship is to assist mid-career researchers that suffer from job instability and insecurity. According to the National Tertiary Education Union, only one-third of employees in higher education have ongoing employment. The competitive nature of securing grants, combined with procuring contracts (that are often only short term), means many mid-career researchers navigate extended periods of uncertainty about their employment. This scholarship aims to assist a woman researcher fund her academic journey.

  • Current Students
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Engineering courses
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)
  • Staff/Post-doctoral
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Need Based
  • Merit Based

The value of this scholarship is $5,000 per year, for 1 (one) mid-career academic to assist with seed funding for an innovative research project that may gather preliminary data and lead to the development of a research council funding application.

Scholarship Details

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For a mid-career researcher. This is defined as someone who 1) holds a PhD and 2) graduated from their PhD within the past five to ten years (excluding career interruptions in relation to caring responsibilities). Employed in a research-only position at a research institute, university or government science agency in Australia (i.e. if your position involves teaching you are not eligible and if you are a professional staff member).

To be eligible for this scholarship, students:

  • Must be employed in a research-only position at a research institute, university or government science agency in Australia (i.e. if your position involves teaching you are not eligible and if you are a professional staff member you are not eligible);
  • May be employed on a continuing or fixed-term basis (casual staff are not eligible);
  • May be employed part time or full time;
  • Must be a mid-career researcher. This is defined as someone who 1) holds a PhD and 2) graduated from their PhD within the past five to ten years (excluding career interruptions in relation to caring responsibilities);

The research project must be one intended to lead to research output that will assist in the development of a research council funding application. 
Previous recipients of this grant may not apply again. 
Previous unsuccessful applicants may reapply every year if they wish.

Application process

For more info or to apply, please visit the Capstone Editing website

Enrolment Requirements

Recipient must be a mid-career researcher who is employed in a research-only position at a research institute, government science agency or university in Australia.

Enquiries

For further inquiries, contact:

Charlotte Lemmon - Communications and Scholarships Office
Capstone Editing
P   | 1800 224 468
E   | info@capstoneediting.com.au
W  | capstoneediting.com.au/scholarships

Further Information

Read about previous winners at capstoneediting.com.au/blog

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