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Australia: Early- and Mid-career Researcher Citizen Science Grant Opportunity!

Australia: Early- and Mid-career Researcher Citizen Science Grant Opportunity!

Deadline: 25-Nov-22

The Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA) is proud to partner with the Australian Academy of Science’s Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia) to offer a unique grant opportunity for early- and- midcareer researchers (EMCRs) working on citizen science research.

The goal of the grants is to enable applied EMCR-led research, in partnership with citizen science practitioners, that strengthens the positive impacts of citizen science for science and society by:

Understanding the value of citizen science contributions and participation in citizen science
Informing design of citizen science research projects to improve inclusion and/or accessibility
Strengthening citizen science data applications for research, policy and decision making.
Funding Information
A total of $25,000 AUD (GST exclusive) is available for grants. Two grants streams are available:
Maximum $5,000 AUD (GST exclusive)
Maximum $10,000 AUD (GST exclusive).
Eligible Activities
Project management costs
Research costs
Project equipment or materials
Project relevant travel limited to economy class fares for each segment of travel
Administrative costs required to deliver the project (no more than 10%).
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for an EMCR grant, you must:
Be an early to mid career researcher (EMCR). For the purpose of this program, an EMCR is defined as a researcher up to 15 years post-PhD excluding career breaks, irrespective of their type of appointment or type of employer.
Be affiliated with an Australian university or research institution that can enter into a Grant Agreement and offer suitable insurance and research ethics frameworks (as appropriate).
Be a current, financial member of ACSA.
Ineligible Activities
Projects that have commenced prior to funding allocation under this grant
Projects with adverse impacts that do not align with ACSA or the AAS values
Administrative costs that are more than 10% of the project value
Capital expenditure for the purchase of assets and the construction, removal or extension of facilities
Costs involved in the purchase or upgrade/hire of software (including user licences) and ICT hardware (unless it directly relates to the project).
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