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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 $900M 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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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

Jenny also assists the team in administration support with an emphasis on the workshop sector of GrantEd.


Her journalism degree and background in print and digital media is also put to good use helping maintain the brand excellence of GrantEd.

Marketing, Administration & Operations Support Officer

Following a PhD in genetics and diploma in economics, Corey has spent over ten years in top European and Australian universities and research institutes, developing and managing research projects and partnerships, international networks, and conferences, while honing the craft of grant writing.


With a focus on clear communication and strategic packaging of proposals, Corey will bring a critical and analytical eye to your work – and help get that great idea funded.

Operations Manager

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. 

Grant Advisor

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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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.

Grant Advisor

With 15 years’ experience working across all levels of government in NZ, the UK and Australia, Kate has a solid background in funding program development and evaluation, funding allocation, and contract management. She has a keen eye for detail, and love of logic and takes the enigma out of producing succinct and focused proposals.  Kate has several years’ experience reviewing and shaping Australian Research Council grant submissions, with her natural curiosity and writing skills having honed submissions from all fields of research. A reviewer and writer of academic award submissions, Kate gets great enjoyment from talking to researchers about their work. 

 Senior Grant Advisor

Sebastian’s experience managing multi-million dollar government tenders, grants and contracts has provided him with a keen eye for understanding the complexities and criteria that need to be addressed for successful bids and applications.
With 15 experience in management systems managing and auditing, Human Resources, business liaison manager, tender consulting, and training across multiple industries he brings an analytical and strategic approach to tender and grant writing.  
As well as his professional engagements he has been an English teacher in China, visual artist for over 25 years, and a chess geek for about as long too. 

Pre-submission Grant Reviewer and Tenders 

Prior to heading his own Neurogenomics laboratory at QIMR Berghofer in Brisbane, Guy performed post-doctoral work at the Queensland Brain Institute (Brisbane), the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (Brisbane), and the Garvan Institute (Sydney). He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town in South Africa before moving to The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. A year later he joined a start-up biotechnology company, Neurocrine Biosciences Inc, where he stayed for nine years as a research scientist. Guy's extensive experience combined with years of grant writing and assessment ensures a consistently high level eye for detail, analysis, and compliance in his reviews.  

Research Grant Advisor
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Following a law degree and a stint working in politics and government, Alex has 9 years experience in university research services where she worked in grant application development and contract management across all fields of research.

Alex loves crafting words into logical documents and is an excellent proofreader - typos just jump off the page at her.

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Research Grant Reviewer 

Bryce has an extensive background as a medical research scientist with years spent at St Vincent’s Institute and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute.

Throughout his career Bryce has written and won many research grants, internal and external funding proposals, published review articles and supervised higher research degree students. His insight into navigating this field means he is an astute reviewer, able to focus on communicating complex themes concisely and effectively.  

Research Grant Reviewer 

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.





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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