ACSA EMCR grants

Early- and mid-career researcher citizen science grant opportunity!

The Australian Citizen Science Association is proud to partner with the Australian Academy of Science’s Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia) to offer a unique grant opportunity for early- and mid-career 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 

Applicants should clearly outline how their research delivers on one or more of these goals in their application. 

Successful applicants will work with ACSA to produce a communications product that helps to share their work with the citizen science and research community.

For more information about how to apply, please review the Grant Guidelines and Application Form

Grant applications open: 17 October 2022

Grant applications close: 25 November 2022

Funding available: A total of $25,000 (GST ex) is available through grants streams of up to $5,000 or $10,000 AUD (GST ex)

Interested applicants can learn more about the proposed project reporting templates.

Please note: 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.

One of the EMCR sessions from ACSA’s CitSciOz21 conference. Watch the video here.