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After meeting at their kids’ primary school at pick up time back in 2012, Kirsten Bartlett and Lyn Airey realised they had a lot in common workwise. They tested the waters by collaborating on a series of significant research, not for profit and commercial development and funding projects and by 2014 The GrantEd Group was formed. Since then, the company has gone from strength to strength, becoming a thriving and well-regarded business dedicated to providing excellence in all sectors it supports.
The GrantEd Group is an Australian company with a head office in Melbourne and staff scattered around Australia.
We now work with over 180 different clients, including from almost every university in Australia, as well as a variety from the government, commercial and not-for-profit sectors.  

We’ve helped secure more than $1B in funding since 2014 and delivered services to over 200 research, government, recruitment, media, legal, not for profit, and transport and logistics clients.

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We work with researchers and research support staff from 
180+ university faculty or central research offices in Australia.
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Recent Successes

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Meet the Team

Lyn spent 13 years as a medical research scientist in Australia and the UK before branching out into project, contract, grant, and tender management.


 She is a skilled and knowledgeable facilitator, running workshops on all aspects of writing within a competitive funding environment. 


Through strategic grant and tender review, Lyn has helped thousands of researchers polish their grant applications with many wins under her belt. ​

Managing Director

Kirsten has worked in strategic

development roles in the research, non-profit, professional and financial services sectors over the past 25 years.

She is an astute business leader, best known for her ability to understand complex topics quickly and her strategic approach to planning major initiatives and projects.


She has outstanding writing and presenting skills, as well as strong experience in business development coaching, career coaching and diversity advocacy.

Managing Director

Linda keeps the entire office running smoothly!


Her support ensures the administrative aspect of operations is seamless, and her marketing prowess ensures The GrantEd Group brand continues to be synonymous with excellence and integrity.

Marketing, Administration & Operations Support Officer
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Hex is an office all-rounder! 
Her marketing expertise helps all our clients stay informed, and ensures each project meets GrantEd's signature quality and intelligence.  
Together with Linda, she keeps our administration department running seamlessly

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 Senior Advisor

With over 13 years' experience as a Philosopher of Psychology Liz has held research and teaching positions in philosophy and psychology departments across Australia, including 10 years as the main coder on the Australian Neurolaw Database. She is a jack of all trades. Having done research on everything from the metaphysics of chemistry to visual consciousness and neuroethics Liz can provide a clear and simple explanation for complex ideas across the research spectrum. She is a master of arguments and conceptual landscaping and brings these skills to demystifying the tasks of explaining and justifying the importance of your project. 

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Having lived and breathed academia as a respected health and medical researcher for over a decade, Sharon has not only successfully been awarded funding from the NHMRC and MRFF for her own research, but she has also provided countless hours of support to others applying for a variety of grants and tenders. This support has included one-on-one and group training sessions, feedback on oral pitches and written documents, editing impact statements, guidance regarding Deeds, and all sections of requests for tenders and quotes. Sharon is known for her quiet equanimity and astute advice. And her love of caravanning.

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With more than 20 years’ experience in science and environmental research, Catherine has worked in government and university research institutions in Australia, Canada and Ireland. She has also gained more than ten years’ experience in pre-submission scientific manuscript editing, leading to an eye for detail and comprehensive language skills.

Catherine will use the grit and determination that she needed to finish the Philadelphia Marathon along with her exceptional writing and editing skills to help you get your grant application over the line.

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 With +20 years' experience as a social sciences researcher, Benedicta has worked at universities in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, where she also completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge. She has specialised in applied research and engagement through consultancy work. for a range of organisations including The World Bank and DFAT.

Alongside academic research and publication she has spent several years living in Vanuatu, worked as a lecturer on a cruise ship through Melanesia, and sold cheese on an English market stall.

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Having completed her PhD in genetics from The University of Melbourne, Tamar spent the next 13 years as a medical scientist at Monash University. She has led major research projects within the health sector involving large national and international teams and has been awarded fellowships and grants from ARC, NHMRC and numerous charity organisations worth over $2M.

There is no doubt Tamar knows exactly what goes into a winning grant. Her commitment to advancing the research success of Australian scientists is second only to her passion for helping others navigate their way through the grant process.

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Sue has 20 years’ experience in research with a master’s degree in research methods and a PhD in health and medical sciences from Monash University. She has extensive experience in peer-reviewed publication and grant writing. Sue’s invited participation as an NHMRC assessor has given her a unique perspective on the fine detail and requirements for successful grant application. Sue is passionate about supporting researchers and using her skills to give them the best opportunity for success.

Research Advisor

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Nick has over 15 years’ experience in grant management, including supporting the submission of over a thousand grant applications, and managing four grant programs across two different funders. Nick is deeply passionate about research. He focuses on finding and bringing to life the narrative hooks that make a research grant application compelling reading. Nick uses his background in psychology, linguistics, business and project management to help improve grants so they have the best possible chance of success.

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Giving Back

 The GrantEd team is passionate about playing an active role in helping and improving our local communities.

We support the charities below through donations and by hosting events such as the Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea and Share The Dignity’s #ItsInTheBag drive.

We also have a staff matched donations program, where we donate match funds up to $1,000 per staff member to their chosen charity .

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Ready to bring in the A-team?
Get in touch with us today. We can't wait to hear from you!
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