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Capstone Editing Carer's Travel Grant for Academic Women

A grant to provide financial support for academic women who face additional childcare costs when travelling to conduct research or present a paper at a conference.

Scholarship Value: $3,000

Length of Scholarship: Once Off

Number Available: 1

Opening Date: 01 July 2018

Closing Date: 30 May 2019

Study LevelPostgraduate (Research)
Year of StudyFirst Year; 2nd year; 3rd year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa; International; New Zealand Citizen
EthnicityAboriginal; South Sea Islander; Torres Strait Islander
Study RegionAll
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads
GenderFemale

Eligibility

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 (or up to the age of 16 if you are a single parent or in the case of children with disabilities).
  • 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).

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.

Overview

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 (or the primary carer of an older child if you are a single parent or in the case of children with disabilities.)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.

Why we want to help

A major requirement of academics is that they undertake research-related travel. Academics are expected to attend and present their work at interstate and international conferences regularly, and certain disciplines involve extensive fieldwork, sometimes in remote locations. This travel costs both time and money, with academics at times even choosing to fund their own travel due to the intense pressure for career advancement through research and publication. For academics with young children, time spent away from home is often difficult and expensive to organise.This has a greater effect on female academics: as women across Australia already know, in general, mothers carry the burden of either caring directly for children, or for organising their care by others.

Applications are OPEN NOW.

They will close on 30 May.Applications are open from 1 July to 30 May every year.The grant will be awarded on 30 June every year, with the recipient chosen from among the applicants from the previous 12 months.

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.

For more information and to apply, visit -  https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/travel-grantIf 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.

The grant will be awarded on 30 June every year, with the recipient chosen from among the applicants from the previous 12 months. 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.
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