Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Publication Support Grants


To support dissemination of scholarly research and increase impact by supporting Graham Centre Members to submit their research for publication in ERA-listed, high-impact journals.

Closing date

Applications for Publication Support Grants will be accepted at any time.


Variable. Applicants must provide justification for the amount requested and necessity for seeking Graham Centre support for these costs. Note that there is limited funding available, therefore partial funding may be offered.


Who can apply?

  • Full and Associate Members of the Graham Centre who are academic staff of CSU or employed in a research capacity with NSW DPI are eligible to apply.
  • Student Members are also encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to members who have projects administered by the Graham Centre.
  • Affiliates and Adjuncts are not eligible to apply.


(a)  Members may submit more than one application in a calendar year. Each application must be on a separate application form

(b) Applications may be made in advance of submission to publisher OR prior to acceptance of the paper. Any approval for funding will be contingent on evidence of acceptance from the publisher

(c) Applications should indicate how the publication aligns with the Centre’s Research Pathways

(d) A copy of the full article (where available) should be submitted with your application. An abstract will be accepted with the application if the full article is not yet available

(e) This scheme should not be used when funds are available from another source. All applications should indicate whether other sources of funding support have been investigated, and what those are. Note that partial funding may be offered.

(f) Articles must be intended for peer-reviewed journals included on a current ERA list.  Funds will not be provided to support papers in predatory journals. You will need to include the SNIP for your journal (Scopus website via CSU Library login)

(g) It is preferable that journals be included on the Directory of Open Access Journals.For Open Access articles, please review CSU’s Library Resource Guides: Open Access, Where to Publish and Open Access eBooks. For more information about managing article processing charges, visit the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group website

(h) Justification for the journal selection, cost, and its ranking will be required. This can be through providing information from (for example):

  • Web of Science category and rank
  • Scimago Journal and Country rank information (uses SCOPUS database)
  • Google Scholar metrics

For more information, please visit the Library’s website or seek assistance from the Faculty of Science Senior Client Services Librarian.

Other requirements

By applying for a Publication Support Grant, the applicant agrees to the following:

  • Papers will be submitted for inclusion in the University’s database, CRO, within ONE MONTH of publication.
  • All papers will acknowledge the funds provided from the Graham Centre (example: 'We acknowledge the financial support provided by the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation'). It is not sufficient to just indicate affiliation with the Centre.
  • The successful applicant will provide a publisher's Tax Invoice made out to Charles Sturt University. This invoice should contain all required payment information, and be submitted to the Graham Centre.
  • Where partial funding is offered, the applicant agrees to cover the balance of publishing costs.
  • Funds will be paid direct to the publisher. Funds will not be reimbursed to the applicant.

Criteria for assessment

Applications will be assessed on:

  • the basis of journal ranking. Publication must be included on the current ERA list and preferably on the DOAJ
  • evidence of suitable alignment of paper with Research Pathway
  • funding support has been sourced from other avenues
  • number of previous successful applications by an individual member
  • Member's projects administered with the Graham Centre.


  • You will need your article or abstract to submit the online form
  • Please allow approx. four weeks for consideration of your application.

Apply for grant


Monique Shephard, T: 02 6933 4400   E:

Research Pathway Leaders

Plant Systems – Prof Jim Pratley T: (02) 6933 2862 E:
Livestock Systems – Assoc Prof Marta Hernandez-Jover T: (02) 6933 2086 E:
Grain and Meat Quality – Prof Chris Blanchard T: (02) 6933 2364