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Internal funding

Closing dates

  • RAP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Grant - Closing 23 October 2020
  • Open Access Funding Support Scheme - OPEN
  • Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme - CLOSED
  • Industry Engagement Scheme - CLOSED

Internal Schemes

The ECU Early Career Researcher Grants; Industry Engagement Grants; and Visiting Professorship Award schemes will not be available for 2020-2021

As part of ECU’s Reconciliation Action Plan (2018-2021), and in recognition of the University's commitment to supporting Aboriginal researchers to advance their academic careers and research objectives through the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), ECU is offering a research grant up to $25,000 each year to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic staff. Funding for the initiative is being provided by central sources within the University, which are outside of the Strategic Research Fund.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 23 October 2020.

RAP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researcher Grant

Making your peer-reviewed research publication available through Open Access can increase the number of times your publication is accessed, read and cited. But the Open Access publication model typically comes with a significant cost from publishers in the form of Article Processing Charges (APCs), making it difficult for Researchers to be able to afford this attractive option.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Caroline Finch, is pleased to provide an allocation of $300,000 from the Strategic Research Fund (SRF) in 2020 for this purpose. The scheme is open to any research staff member or higher degree by research (HDR) student across ECU, to assist them to make their imminent 2020 publications available online through Open Access.

Open Access Funding Support Scheme

To apply for these funds, please complete the application form and send to Library Research Services at

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