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The 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.

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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 at a conference or on a research field trip.

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.

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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.

Application process

Applications are currently CLOSED. Read about our 2018 winner, Dr Asher Flynn, and our 2019 winner, Dr Rose Michael

Due to restrictions on travel as a result of COVID-19, this grant is currently suspended. 

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.

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

To apply, please complete the application form below.


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.

Your details
Your employment details
Field trip details

Please include here details of the planned publication/s from this research project.

Please list up to 5 relevant publications, which may include your own.

Please list, individually, items of equipment and their prices, personnel costs, travel, costs of research materials and the costs of any other items required to carry out the research described in this application.

Please provide a brief comment on each item listed in the budget table above, justifying its importance to the successful carriage of this research.

Supporting documents
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Please provide evidence of the costs for your proposed budget. This could be a quotation or invoice.

i.e. to cover the cost of your children and a companion to travel with you or to cover the cost of childcare while you are away.