Small grants for CSAA members impacted by COVID-19

The CSAA recognises that many of its members have been severely impacted, financially and professionally, by COVID 19, and by the resultant disruptions to the sector. In order to support the valuable work of its membership, the CSAA is launching a special round of small grants to assist members continue their research.

Five small grants, of up to $1000 each, will be awarded to current members of the CSAA in need of additional financial support at this time.

This scheme is designed for those who are experiencing loss of work or other hardship as a result of the current pandemic. Preference will be given to those in precarious positions and to those working on projects with impacted groups and/or with community Elders.


To apply, please provide a document with: 

  • your name and location as well as institutional/organisational affiliation if relevant
  • a 200 word summary of your project
  • an account of loss of work or hardship caused by COVID-19
  • an explanation of how you will use the funds

Applications are due Friday May 8, and should be sent to, with the subject heading: CSAA Special Round Small Research Grants. Successful applicants will be notified by May 22.

Applications are restricted to current CSAA members. Recipients will be required to provide a short 500-word blog piece summarising the project or any aspect of the project they used the grant for, to be published on the CSAA website.

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