Grants and Research Assistant


This is a great opportunity to join our small and highly effective team. Reporting to our Director of Operations, you will hit the ground running to administer our annual grants program and commissioned research projects. 

The Grants and Research Assistant is responsible for the following day-to-day activities:

  • Primary point of contact and a supportive resource for grant applicants and research partners.
  • Processing grant applications and liaising with applicants
  • Assisting with pre- and post-award administration, including use of SmartyGrants software to monitor and record project progress
  • Monitoring & supporting project partners to ensure they meet activity, budget and reporting milestones in a timely manner
  • Assisting with the publication of ACCAN Grant and Research outputs and promotion, including editing, proofing, and drafting of copy for ACCAN’s website and other publications, ensuring they are inclusive and accessible
  • Assisting with building the profile of ACCAN research in the community
  • Curating ACCAN’s research bibliography, stock of printed resources and ISBN.

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Question 14 in the discussion paper asked whether there is sufficient public information about data security. ACCAN noted that government data security information for consumers is spread across several websites and recommended the Federal Government further invest in quality, accessible education resources to be housed in a single, well-publicised location.