Early Career Researcher (ECR) Grant Scheme

Important Dates

Applications should be submitted to the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at pvcri@csu.edu.au by 5pm 12 November 2021.

Funding for successful applicants commences 1 February 2022 and must be expended by 1 December 2022.


The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Grant Scheme supports promising Charles Sturt University early career researchers to progress their research careers. An ECR is a Charles Sturt University staff member who is currently within their first five years of academic employment or within 7 years post PhD completion based on date of conferral.

Researchers can apply for funding to conduct a research project that will help develop their track record and enhance their research competitiveness. The scheme aims to provide the University researchers with experience and mentorship in applying for research funding and in undertaking and managing a research project.


The maximum funding available for each award is $25,000 (excluding GST).


For full information on this scheme please consult the scheme guidelines.


Application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted as a single PDF attachment to pvcri@csu.edu.au by Friday 12 November 2021.


All questions should be directed to pvcri@csu.edu.au with emails clearly marked ECR Grant Scheme for a prompt response.