Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers


The Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers provides up to A$5,000 of seed funding for one researcher per year to undertake an innovative research project. The expectation is that the research project will gather preliminary data and lead to the development of a research council funding application.

The grant can be used to cover any costs related to the research project, such as software or small lab equipment; domestic or overseas travel to learn new techniques or collaborate with colleagues; academic editing of the grant proposal; and data analysis.


Before applying for this grant, please check your eligibility against these criteria:

  • You must be employed in a research position at a research institute, university or government science agency in Australia.
  • 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 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.
  • You cannot apply if you are an employee or contractor of Capstone Editing (or a family member of an employee or contractor).

Application process

Applications are open from 1 July to 30 December every year.

The grant will be awarded on 1 March the following year. The funds must be used within 12 months of their award.

The Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers is awarded based on 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.

To apply, please visit the Capstone Editing website and complete the application form.

More information: Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers

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