The Capstone Editing Carer’s Travel Grant for Academic Women

Closing date: 12/08/2021
12/08/2022
Applications are open from 7 October 2020 to 12 August 2021.
Value of Award: Up to A$3,000
No. of awards: One
Tenure: For one academic per year

Information and Application

The Capstone Editing Carer’s Travel Grant for Academic Women provides up to A$3,000 for one academic per year who is the primary carer of at least one child under five years old. The grant can be used in whatever way is best for your personal circumstances, for example, to cover the cost of your child or children and a companion to travel with you or to cover the cost of childcare while you are away. As part of the application, you need to outline the scope of your research project and how you plan to use the funds, and provide evidence of the costs involved.  

$3,000 for one female academic per year who is: -        The primary carer of at least one child under 5 years old; -        The primary carer of an older child if a single parent; or -        The primary carer of a child with a disability or special needs.


Selection criteria:

  • Before applying for this scholarship, please check your eligibility against these criteria: - You must be a woman. - You must be the primary carer for one or more children under five. - You must be employed as an academic staff member in a position that involves research at an Australian or New Zealand university (i.e. staff in teaching-only positions are not eligible). - You may be employed on a continuing or fixed-term basis. (Casual staff are not eligible.) - You may be employed part time or full time. - You must already have acquired some or all the funding to conduct your field trip or to attend the conference (as the purpose of this grant is to cover the costs of your children to travel with you). - If your application is for a research field trip, the research project must be one intended to lead to publication. This is defined as a research project for which one of the expected outcomes is publication of a peer-reviewed journal article, book chapter or book. It is recognised that academic research is incredibly varied and that some research will result clearly and quickly in a publication while other research might not lead to a publication for some time. Part of the purpose of this grant is to assist women to overcome barriers to their career progression, and publication is crucial to this. That is why one of the goals of the research project should be publication. You can specify in your application the type of publication you are aiming for and how it is related to your research project. - If your application is for a conference, you must be presenting at the conference. - Previous recipients of this grant may not apply again. - Previous unsuccessful applicants may reapply every year if they wish. - You cannot apply if you are an employee or contractor of Capstone Editing (or a family member of an employee or contractor).

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applications are open from 7 October 2020 to 12 August 2021. To apply for this scholarship, simply complete this form and provide your supporting documents. Please ensure you have checked your eligibility in our terms and conditions. For details on how Capstone Editing protects your personal information, please read our privacy policy.
Information and Application

Decision makers
The Capstone Editing Carer’s Travel Grant for Academic Women is awarded on the basis of both academic merit and financial need. Each application will be carefully assessed. The successful applicant will be chosen at the sole discretion of Capstone Editing, and this decision is final.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
The grant will be awarded on 23 September 2020. Update May 2020: We may not award a 2020 winner due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will delay awarding the grant until the appropriate time arises. We thank you for your understanding.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
As part of the application, you need to outline the scope of your research project and how you plan to use the funds, and provide evidence of the costs involved.

Additional information

Who else has information about this award?
If you have any questions, please first visit the Scholarship and Grants Program section of our FAQs. If you still have questions or require any further information after reading our FAQs, you can email scholarships@capstoneediting.com.au.  


For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Lisa Lines
Director and Head Editor
Capstone Editing

Tower A Level 5 7 London Circuit
Australia

Phone: 1800 224 468

Email: lisa.lines@capstoneediting.com.au

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