Resources

We play a national and international leadership role by providing support for those undertaking Australia-related research. We are passionate about encouraging and producing the next generation of scholars working on Australian related studies. To add an opportunity to this page, please email us.

Resources

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Australian Studies in China Online Resource

We were proud to partner with the Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) on the Australian Studies in China Online Resource (ASCOR) project. The project comprises a series recordings of a series of conversations with leading Australian literary authors on their writings and perspectives on Australia’s modern transformation. Funded by the Public Affairs and Culture Program of the Australian Embassy in Beijing, the interviews represent a unique teaching and research resource for academics, students and wider audiences in China and Australia.

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Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner Scholarships

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation, ANU, offers 1-3 year full pay postgraduate scholarships to high performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian Public Service employees from APS 4 to Senior Executive Service Band 1. These scholarships develop research, analytical and leadership skills, and support scholars to study topics of national significance and strategic importance to the Australian Public Service at either ANU or Charles Darwin University. From 2023, the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation, ANU is offering an additional intake for Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner coursework scholarships only. 

Applications close on 31 December 2022.

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Stanner Award

The AIATSIS Stanner Award is presented biennially to the best academic manuscript submitted by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander author. The Stanner Award is open to all Indigenous authors, scholars and academics, however submissions must not be under consideration by other publishers or simultaneously entered in to other awards, and no more than twenty per cent of the submission previously published. Please read the conditions of entry carefully before considering submitting. Entries for the 2023 Stanner Award open on 1 July 2022 and close at 5pm (AEDT) on 28 February 2023. Early or late submissions will not be accepted. All submissions should be sent as soft copies to asp@aiatsis.gov.au.

Applications close on 28 February 2023.

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Sir Roland Wilson Scholarship

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation, ANU, offers three year full pay scholarships to high performing EL1 and EL2 Australian Public Service employees to complete a PhD on a topic of national significance at ANU. Sir Roland Wilson scholars and alumni build connections between academia and the Australian Public Service, and drive the development of evidence-based public policy.

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State Library of NSW Fellowships

State Library of NSW offers a number of prestigious and competitive fellowships to support the study, writing and teaching of Australian history and culture. These awards are for applicants with experience as historical and archival researchers. Applicants must demonstrate their record of scholarly research and publication. Previous winners of Library awards have included early career academics, independent researchers and writers and professional historians.

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Academic appointments

The Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University

Each year Harvard University appoints a distinguished scholar to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies. Persons wishing to be considered should submit an application through the Harvard ARIeS system here. Applications will be accepted until October with a final notification being made in February the following year.

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BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University

This senior position is based in the School of International Studies at Peking University in Beijing. The Australia-China Council of the Australian Government created the BHP Chair of Australian Studies in collaboration with Peking University in 2011 to facilitate the growth of the study of Australia within Chinese tertiary institutions in China. The appointment is for up to two years.

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Annual Visiting Professor of Australian Studies, Centre for Pacific and American Studies at the University of Tokyo

The Visiting Professorship in Australian Studies was created in 1999 by the Centre for Pacific and American Studies, The University of Tokyo, to promote a deeper understanding of Australia and its regional engagement. The position is supported by the Australia-Japan Foundation. The Visiting Professor in Australian Studies is required to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels; to present conference papers; to conduct research; and to participate in promoting Australian Studies within Japan. The appointment is for a period of approximately 10 months.

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Keith Cameron Chair of Australian History at University College Dublin

In 1985 the Keith Cameron Professorship of Australian History was endowed by the Commonwealth of Australia and the family of Dr Tony O'Reilly. Keith Cameron was a distinguished Australian mining engineer and company director. 

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Prizes and Grants

Mike Smith Student Prize for History of Australian Science or Australian Environmental History

The Australian Academy of Science, through its National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science, partners with the National Museum of Australia to award the Mike Smith Student Prize every second year. A cash prize of $3000 is awarded for original unpublished research undertaken whilst enrolled as a student (postgraduate or undergraduate) at any tertiary educational institution. Minor prizes may be awarded at the examining panel’s discretion.

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Co-Lab Honours Grant

The Co-Lab Honours Grant offers $8,000 in funding for exceptional students to focus on leading research projects with real life impact, greatly enhancing their student experience and career opportunities. Grants are available to students undertaking a research project during their Honours year that aligns with ASD research interests including the following fields: Mathematics; Engineering; Computer Science; Linguistics; Statistics; Psychology; Sociology; Languages.

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The Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers

The Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers provides up to A$5,000 of seed funding for one researcher per year to undertake an innovative research project. The expectation is that the research project will gather preliminary data and lead to the development of a research council funding application. The grant can be used to cover any costs related to the research project, such as software or small lab equipment; domestic or overseas travel to learn new techniques or collaborate with colleagues; academic editing of the grant proposal; and data analysis.

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AAANZ 2021 Research in Focus Prize

The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand is pleased to offer an opportunity for current and recently-completed PhD students to share their research and be considered for the $1,000 prize supported by Taylor and Francis. The Research in Focus Prize first ran in 2020. The winner and shortlist can be viewed here: Research in Focus Winner and  Highly Commended 2020.

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Eric Fry Labour History Research Grant

Every year the Grant offers a $1,000 payment to an honours or postgraduate student to complete a thesis on a labour or social history related theme, making use of the Noel Butlin Archives Centre at the ANU in Canberra. The Canberra Region Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH) and AuSI are co-sponsors of this grant.

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ANU Freilich Project Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme

The ANU Freilich Project offers up to three grants of $5,000 each to emerging scholars to assist research into the causes, the histories and the effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity. Applications are open to all Early Career Researchers and PhD Scholars working in Australian tertiary institutions, public sector employees, community sector employees and people undertaking private research.

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Australian Academy of the Humanities Awards

The Australian Academy of the Humanities offers a series of prestigious grants and awards to foster and promote the highest quality humanities research and support the next generation of scholars and practitioners. 

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Australian Historical Association

The Australian Historical Association administers a range of prizes and awards annually and biennially. The Association is proud of their partnership with the National Archives of Australia to offer scholarships to postgraduate students, and the Copyright Agency to offer postgraduate bursaries associated with their annual conference and an ECR mentorship scheme.

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Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes honour excellence in research & innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science. Applications normally close mid-May.

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CHASS Australia Prizes

The Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sector, including academics, researchers, practitioners, philanthropists, policy makers, and students. Applications normally open in March and close in June. Recipients are announced in October.

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Donna Coates Book Prize

The Donna Coates Book Prize (named after a leading scholar of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies) is administered by the Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN). It is awarded annually to a monograph published by an Early Career Researcher and/or someone who has published their first book, that looks at least two countries of the focus of the network, i.e. Australia and Canada or Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand. Submissions normally close on 31 December each year.

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State Library of Queensland Awards

The State Library of Queensland offers a suite of fellowships, awards and residencies annually. 

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International Relations Grants Program Australia-Indonesia Institute 2021

The objectives of the Australia-Indonesia Institute 2021 grant program are: increase public awareness of Australia in Indonesia, and of Indonesia in Australia, and the importance of the bilateral relationship; develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context; and increase Australians’ capacity to effectively engage with Indonesia. Priority areas include: economic resilience, health, science and technology, business engagement, language and Indonesian Studies, and arts and culture.

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International Relations Grants Program Australia-ASEAN Council 2021

The objectives of the Australia-ASEAN Council 2021 grant program are: increase public awareness of Australia in Southeast Asia, and of Southeast Asia in Australia, and the importance of the multilateral relationship; develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context, and increase Australians’ capacity to effectively engage with Southeast Asia. Priority areas include: economic resilience, health, business engagement and language, arts and culture.

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Criminology research grants

These support policy-relevant research in the area of crime and criminal justice. Applications that address any of these subjects are welcome: coercive control within abusive intimate relationships, overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system, or sexual offence victim/survivor experience of the criminal justice system. Organisations or collaborative teams may apply.

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2022 Ann  Curthoys  Prize - The Australian Historical Association

The AHA and the editors of History Australia are pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2022 Ann Curthoys Prize. The Prize is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work by an Early Career Researcher (within 5 years of PhD graduation) in any one or combination of the following fields in which Ann has published: Australian history; feminist history; Indigenous history; transnational/comparative/colonial history; history and theory. The winner will be awarded $750 in prize money and a citation. In addition to the Prize the winning entry will be considered for publication in History Australia

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Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize - The International Australian Studies Association

The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) is calling for applications for the first biennial Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize. This new award celebrates excellence in PhD research in the interdisciplinary field of Australian Studies. InASA is honoured to offer this $1,000 prize which Professor Ryan is generously sponsoring to support emerging scholars in Australian Studies.

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2022 ECR Publication Subsidy - The International Australian Studies Association

The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) Early Career Research (ECR) Publication Subsidy Scheme assists early career researchers working in Australian Studies who are publishing a monograph. Applications can now be submitted. 

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Max Crawford Medal - The Australian Academy of the Humanities

This award has been made possible by a generous bequest by Foundation Fellow and eminent historian Emeritus Professor R. M. (Max) Crawford OBE FAHA (1906–91). Professor Crawford greatly influenced the teaching of history in Australian universities and schools and helped found Historical Studies (the first academic journal dedicated to Australian history), the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the Australian Humanities Research Centre. Early-career scholars whose research and publications make an exceptional contribution to the understanding of their discipline by the general public can apply this award.

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Publication Subsidy Scheme - The Australian Academy of the Humanities

The Australian Academy of the Humanities Publication Subsidy Scheme supports quality scholarly publications in the humanities. Early-career researchers can apply for up to $3,000 to support costs associated with publication, such as illustrations, maps, editorial work and copyright fees.

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The Australia–Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme - Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service

The Australia–Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme is an initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)—Germany’s national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. It fosters research collaboration of the highest quality and supports exchanges of researchers from member universities to spend time at partner institutions in Germany, and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at Australian universities. Researchers must be working on a joint research project with their German counterparts, rather than furthering their individual research in Germany. The inclusion of early career researchers (ECRs) is a significant focus of this scheme.

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The Moran Award for History of Science Research - Australian Academy of Science

This award is aimed at postgraduate students and other researchers with expertise in the history of Australian science. Its purpose is to support access to archives that record the history of science in Australia, especially by younger researchers, and it can be used towards travel and accommodation costs. A total of $5,000 (GST exclusive) is available each year. This will generally be awarded to one person, but may be split between candidates at the selection committee’s discretion.

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Fulbright Professional Scholarship In Australian-American Alliance Studies - Australian-American Fulbright Commission and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

This award is for Australian academics and professionals, and aims to advance scholarship in the priority fields of strategic studies, technology and innovation. The grantee will promote the exchange of ideas, research collaboration, and cultural understanding between Australian and American scholars as well as the institutions that host them. Up to four scholarships consisting of a monthly stipend, living and dependent allowances, travel cover, and medical insurance cover up to USD 100,000, are available. The program was established in 2001 by the Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as a contribution to Australia’s ANZUS 50th Anniversary commemorations.

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Create NSW Cultural Grants Program

The Cultural Grants Program is a Create NSW devolved funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government. This Cultural Grants program assists historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects. The Society would like to thank Create NSW for providing funding for the cultural grants program that supports local history and heritage projects facilitating an understanding of the history of the people and places of New South Wales. The Society will distribute $55,000 +GST in grants this year.

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Queensland Memory Awards

State Library’s Queensland Memory Awards recognise the valuable contribution of individuals and organisations across Queensland in the investigation, preservation and celebration of Queensland’s memory — past and present. Fellowships and residencies support researchers and creatives of all kinds to interpret the significant collections of the John Oxley Library. Through deep engagement and interaction with the collections, these interpretations provide new insights into the collection and contribute new knowledge about Queensland’s history. Awards recognise outstanding contributions made to advance our understanding of Queensland’s cultural heritage. The Queensland Memory Awards are supported by sponsors and philanthropic donations through the Queensland Library Foundation. Fellowship applications will open on 1 June. Complete applications must be received no later than 5 pm AEST on 8 July 2022.

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DASSH Awards 2022

DASSH Awards for Excellence and Innovation are made in recognition of the outstanding work of staff in Australasian humanities, arts and social sciences fields each year. The Awards celebrate the efforts of those involved and promote their achievements across the region, with the aim of inspiring new initiatives and sharing best practice approaches in our member faculties. Nominations are now invited from staff in all DASSH member-colleges/faculties/divisions. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations must be submitted via email to office[at]dassh.edu.au before 5 PM Friday 1 July 2022.

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Gender Institute funding for 2022 - Round 1

The Gender Institute is proud to sponsor a great variety of projects by ANU scholars and professional staff. Their aim is to build capacity in gender and sexuality research; to inform and engage public policy on gender-related issues; and to educate our community and the broader public. The maximum that can be requested for any project is $5,000. They are also calling for applications for a Signature Event to be held in 2023. This can be supported with up to $15,000. Applications close on July 19 2022.

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Stanner Award

The AIATSIS Stanner Award is presented biennially to the best academic manuscript submitted by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander author. The Stanner Award is open to all Indigenous authors, scholars and academics, however submissions must not be under consideration by other publishers or simultaneously entered in to other awards, and no more than twenty per cent of the submission previously published. Please read the conditions of entry carefully before considering submitting. Entries for the 2023 Stanner Award open on 1 July 2022 and close at 5pm (AEDT) on 28 February 2023. Early or late submissions will not be accepted. All submissions should be sent as soft copies to asp@aiatsis.gov.au

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ANU Press Publication subsidy fund

ANU provides publication subsidies for eligible authors whose work has been accepted for publication by ANU Press. Subsidies are awarded by the Publication Subsidy Committee, which is chaired by ANU University Librarian Roxanne Missingham. The Committee meets twice a year to consider the applications. ANU Press administers the Publication Subsidy Fund and provides secretariat services to the Committee. The Committee may give preference to early career researchers. 

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The Lane Cove History Prize

The lane cove history prize is open for 2022, after a year in abeyance because of the lockdown in 2021. We warmly encourage all local historians to make this a good year for the prize, pursuing any of a number of potential themes, to do with persons, places or community groups. Make this a year for opening up possibilities in researching entries, whether written, oral or visual in some aspect of lane cove and its environs. Prize: The winner of the Lane Cove Local History Prize will receive $1,000.

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Australia-France Collaborative Research Funding Program

The Embassy of France in Australia and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, are proud to launch this research funding program. Grants available through this program are for a maximum of $5,000 AUD and are aimed at providing seed funding to foster the development of a larger research program. Funding through this program is designed to facilitate: Researcher exchange between Australia and France or to a research-related Indo-Pacific nation. Researcher mobility, especially to attend international workshops (excludes business class airfare). Funding grants to undertake research or field work. Funding is available to support activities within a 2 year (24 month) time frame, activities outside of this period should seek funding from subsequent rounds.

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Australia-China Joint Action Progam

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) are proud to administer the ASSA-CASS Joint Action Program. This research funding program is intended to provide Australian and CASS researchers the opportunity to collaborate in areas of shared interest. It is suited to younger researchers who wish to pursue research opportunities with an international colleague, with the intention that this may lead to larger research projects. To apply, researchers must submit a proposal to conduct research with an overseas partner having similar interests. Each application must contain at least one researcher from Australia and one from CASS. As the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia encourages the participation of early-career researchers, one researcher involved in the project must be fewer than eight years beyond the completion of their PhD. The work undertaken on the project may involve online or in-person meetings. Proposals with an interdisciplinary character are encouraged.

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Ecological Society of Australia Student Research Awards

Postgraduate and honours students conducting ecological research may apply for these Student Research Awards to cover expenses such as field travel, research assistance, equipment or consumables. The maximum individual award is $1,500. Ten awards of up to $1,500 are generally offered in each year. To be eligible, applicants must be a member of the ESA and not have previously won a research award from the ESA. In addition, applicants must be studying at an Australian institution and/or conducting a significant part of their research on Australasian ecosystems.

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Fellowships

ANU Australian Studies Institute 2022 – 2023 Visiting Fellowship Program

The ANU Australian Studies Institute (AuSI) Visiting Fellowship Program brings together early and mid-career researchers to conduct innovative research that promotes the study of Australia or transnational and comparative research involving Australia. Each Visiting Fellow will be provided with AUD$5,000 (domestic-based) and AUD$9,000 (international-based) maximum allowance in costs towards economy-class travel and accommodation. Applications from academics working in any discipline(s) at an Australian or overseas institution are welcome.

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John Mulvaney Fellowship - The Australian Academy of the Humanities. 

This award honours the outstanding contribution to humanities scholarship, the Academy and the cultural life of the nation of one of our longest-serving Fellows and former Academy Secretary John Mulvaney AO CMG FBA FSA FRAI FAHA. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early-career researchers and PhD students working in any area of the humanities can apply for up to $4,000 to undertake research or fieldwork.

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2022 black&write! Writing Fellowships - State Library of Queensland

Each year black&write! offers two Fellowships for unpublished manuscripts by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers. The winning fellows will each receive $10,000 prize money; manuscript development with black&write!; and a publication opportunity with Hachette Australia. They will be expected to work co-operatively with the black&write! editors through to the completion of their manuscripts.

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The E.G. Whitlam Research Fellowship - Whitlam Institute

Running from two to six months, the Fellowship is to be completed within the 2022 calendar year. It will be funded up to the value of $30,000 which can cover a combination of stipend, travel, and accommodation as needed. While a demonstrable interest in the policy agenda of the Whitlam government is desirable, the Whitlam Institute welcomes interest from researchers whose work reflects that legacy; for instance, in social welfare, women’s rights, urban renewal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, human rights and more. 

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Lockie Fellowship - University of Melbourne

The Lockie Fellowship, offered by The University of Melbourne, provides up to $15,000 and research support for up to four writers undertaking an original creative or critical project which advances the study of literature within Australia. Eligible applicants will be assessed on how their project will best advance literature within Australia, including the project's literary merit and the research intentions of the applicant. Preference may be given to proposals that foreground one of the following topics: the environment, the human and non-human, creativity, empathy, pandemic studies, science, race, migration, protest, and community.

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ANU Humanities Research Centre Fellowships

The Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University (HRC) offers a Visiting Fellowship program annually. The main scheme provides travel to and from Canberra, and accommodation for up to 3 months. As one of Australia’s prime gateways to humanities scholarship throughout the world, the HRC promotes advanced research in and across the humanities through their annual Visiting Fellowship Program and a range of conferences, workshops, seminars, and symposia that it supports and hosts under an annual theme.

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Australian Parliamentary Fellowship

The Australian Parliamentary Fellowship provides support to an early career scholar to research and write a monograph for publication. The research must relate to the way Parliament functions, the way senators and members operate, or examine how a broad issue in national politics is dealt with in the Parliament. The Fellowship is offered periodically and is of flexible duration (up to six months full-time with provision for part-time or broken periods of employment).

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Dahl Fellowships: Eucalypt Australia

Dahl Fellowships honour the memory of Bjarne K Dahl. They provide an opportunity for talented and deserving Australians to undertake a project related to eucalypts that is not readily fundable elsewhere. Fellowships of up to $25,000 will be awarded to individuals for projects that advance the conservation, education or research of eucalypts. Priority areas for fellowships are not limited to, but include: art and literature; development of eucalypt education resources, including indigenous cultural resources; and conservation initiatives. There is usually one Fellowship awarded each year, and submissions normally close in August.

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Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice

These Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for mid-career health services researchers and practitioners from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom to spend up to 12 months in the United States, conducting original research and working with leading U.S. health policy experts. 2022–23 Program Update: The 2022–23 Harkness Fellowship application will be open June 30 through November 1, 2021, for qualified individuals from France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom.* The application can be accessed here beginning June 30, 2021.

* Due to the pandemic, for 2022–23 applications from Australia or Canada will not be accepted. 

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National Library of Australia Fellowships

Offers researchers an opportunity to undertake a three month residency at the Library. Applicants may work in any field or discipline where the Library’s collections have appropriate depth and breadth to support the desired outcomes. Funded Fellowship receive an honorium of AUD $1,000 per week for 12 week, accommodation support, travel support. National Library Fellowships may be awarded to researchers working in any field or discipline. The intensive research enabled by the Fellowships can focus on Australian or international collections, with a view to creating publications or other public outputs, including curatorial projects or other research outcomes.

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National Library of Australia: Creative Arts Fellowships for artworks and writing

Creative Arts Fellowships offer a $10,000 grant to support writers and artists to spend four weeks in the National Library of Australia developing an artistic concept, artwork or body of work inspired or informed by the NLA collections. Two Fellowships are available:

  • Creative Arts Fellowship – Using the NLA collection to complete an artwork or body of work.
  • Creative Arts Fellowship for Australia Writing – Using the NLA collection to complete a new creative work in any literary genre.

Applications close in July of each year, with Fellows commencing in February of the following year.

State Library of New South Wales Fellowships

The State Library of New South Wales offers a number of prestigious and competitive fellowships to support the study, writing and teaching of Australian history and culture. Applications usually close in July of each year, with fellowships to take place the following year.

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Queensland Memory Awards Fellowships

The Queensland Memory Awards (State Library of Queensland) are dedicated to supporting researchers of all kinds to interpret the collections of the John Oxley Library. Through deep engagement and interaction with the collections, these interpretations provide new insights into the collection and contribute new knowledge about Queensland’s history. There are a number of Fellowships offered annually under the Queensland Memorary Awards program.

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Australia Council for the Arts Fellowships

Australia Council Fellowships of $80,000 support outstanding, established artists’ or arts professionals’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years. Fellowships are awarded in the following areas: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, for which applicants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander individuals; community and cultural development; dance; emerging and experimental arts; literature; music; theatre; and visual arts. 

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Humanities Travelling Fellowships - The Australian Academy of the Humanities

The chief objectives of the fellowships are to promote research that advances knowledge in the humanities, assist in the career development of promising ECRs, and increase and strengthen alliances between Australian and overseas researchers and institutions. Australian early-career researchers in the humanities can apply for up to $4,000 to undertake research overseas.

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UTS Indigenous Research Fellowship

The Yirranma Place history project is part of the Darlinghurst Public History Initiative being run by the Australian Centre for Public History (ACPH), UTS in partnership with the Paul Ramsay Foundation. The fellowship will be managed by ACPH and hosted by the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (CAIK). The Fellow can expect to receive support and mentoring from both these centres across the Fellowship. Applications close on 29 July 2022.

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State Library of NSW Fellowships

State Library of NSW offers a number of prestigious and competitive fellowships to support the study, writing and teaching of Australian history and culture. These awards are for applicants with experience as historical and archival researchers. Applicants must demonstrate their record of scholarly research and publication. Previous winners of Library awards have included early career academics, independent researchers and writers and professional historians.

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Dahl Fellowships 2023

Eucalypt Australia is excited to announce that the next round of fellowships for 2023 are currently open! Dahl Fellowships honour the memory of Bjarne K Dahl. They provide an opportunity for talented and deserving Australians to undertake a project related to eucalypts that is not readily fundable elsewhere. Fellowships of up to $25,000 will be awarded to individual applicants for individual projects that advance the goals of Eucalypt Australia. Priority areas for Fellowships are not limited to, but include: art and literature; development of eucalypt education resources, including indigenous cultural resources; and conservation initiatives. Please note that projects linked to tertiary studies are not eligible.

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UTS Indigenous Creative Fellowship

The UTS Indigenous Creative Fellowship is part of the Yirranma Place history project, being led by Dr Alana Piper. It will be managed by the Australian Centre for Public History and hosted by the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (CAIK). The Fellow can expect to receive support and mentoring from both centres during the Fellowship. 

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2023 ANU Humanities Research Centre Fellowship program

Applications are now open for the 2023 Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowship program. The Program's 2023 annual theme is ‘Repair’ and eligible scholars working in every discipline are encouraged to apply. We are pleased to partner with the HRC to introduce a special HRC Fellowship in Australian Studies (with grant) for 2023.

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2023 State Library Victoria Fellowships Program

The 2023 State Library Victoria Fellowships Program is a unique opportunity for artists, writers, and scholars to immerse themselves in the Library's extensive collections and bring them to life in new and innovative ways. There are 15 fellowships available, offering support through financial grants, shared office space in the Library’s magnificent dome annulus or through studio residencies, and direct access to Library collections and expert staff. They are looking for submissions that repurpose, transform or imaginatively respond to the Library’s collections. Previous fellowship projects have included a memoir retracing the journey by Chinese-Australian migrants to the goldfields in the 1800s, a film about the influence of Irish Gaelic dance in Victoria, and the continued development of the Woiwurrung language database. Possible formats are endless, from developing a podcast, documentary or original score to creating a performance or historical essay.

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Lizard Island Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Lizard Island Postdoctoral Fellowships program has operated since 2008 and 45 awards have been made to date. It is seeking applications in two categories: Biology, ecology, processes or traditional uses of coral reefs; Taxonomy of little-known fauna or flora at Lizard Island. Fellows are expected to make substantial original contributions in one of these fields. The fellowships are intended to stimulate scientific benefits in addition to the research outcomes through collaboration, research training, and contributing to larger projects. Applications are assessed by a panel of Australian Museum scientists that includes members of the LIRRF Science Committee. A single application will be considered for all available fellowships. Funding is provided for field expenses at LIRS over one or two years as required. Salary is not provided. The maximum value of each 2023 fellowship is $19,800 including GST per year for either one or two years.

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Australian Politics Studies Centre Visitors' Program

The Australian Politics Studies Centre’s Visitor’s Program aims to bring scholars from around Australia to the Australian National University’s School of Politics and International relations. Located in the national capital, within close proximity to the national Parliament and all of Australia’s major research and cultural institutions, this visitor’s program offers an excellent opportunity to undertake fieldwork and to engage with more than 70 political scientists based at the ANU. Visitors will be given the opportunity to present their work to the ANU scholarly community. The APSC is calling for applications for the 2022 fellowship round. The Centre will fund up to three (3) Visiting Scholars for 2022 to Visit the Australian National University’s School of Politics and International Relations Department.

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Powerhouse Research Fellowship Program

The Powerhouse Research Fellowship Program provides a supportive environment to undertake research related to the museum’s collection, education, conservation and museum practice. The fellowships enable researchers to access the museum’s resources to support their research for a short period of time. The visit will initiate and develop collaborative research and facilitate interaction with, and training of, Powerhouse staff. Visiting fellows are expected to make a tangible contribution to the museum during the period of their stay.

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Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships

ANU Art Collection Scholarship

The 2022 ANU Art Collection Scholarship has been established by Andrew Dyer and Donna-Marie Kelly to promote the development, study and care of the ANU Art Collection, under the joint guidance of the Drill Hall Gallery team and CASS academics; and support talented ANU Master program students throughout their internship year. One generous annual scholarship of $10,000 – plus an additional tuition fee waiver of up to $7000 in value – is on offer. 

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Sir Roland Wilson Scholarship

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation, ANU, offers three year full pay scholarships to high performing EL1 and EL2 Australian Public Service employees to complete a PhD on a topic of national significance at ANU. Sir Roland Wilson scholars and alumni build connections between academia and the Australian Public Service, and drive the development of evidence-based public policy.

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Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner Scholarships

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation, ANU, offers 1-3 year full pay postgraduate scholarships to high performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian Public Service employees from APS 4 to Senior Executive Service Band 1. These scholarships develop research, analytical and leadership skills, and support scholars to study topics of national significance and strategic importance to the Australian Public Service at either ANU or Charles Darwin University.

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BHP Australia China Scholarships

The Scholarships have been established to encourage and assist students and young professionals to pursue specialised study, research and experience in priority areas of interest in the bilateral Australia-China relationship. Applicants must have completed or be about to complete an undergraduate degree from an Australian or Chinese university and be planning to undertake postgraduate study at a Chinese university no later than in the calendar year following the year of the Applicant’s Scholarship award. The Scholarship can have a value of up to A$60,000 per annum and may be payable for up to three years, depending on the successful applicant’s course of study.

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BHP David Walker Scholarship in Australian Studies

The Scholarship can have a value of up to A$60,000 per annum and may be payable for up to three years, depending on the successful applicant’s course of study. The scholarship is structured to reimburse accepted Scholars for tuition and designated expenses, up to a capped amount. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have been granted Permanent Residency at the time of application. Applicants for the BHP David Walker Australian Studies Scholarship may be citizens of the People’s Republic of China. Applicant can be planning to study at a university in the People’s Republic of China or Australia for the BHP David Walker Australian Studies Scholarship.

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National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships

The National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships program supports PhD students who require access to the Library’s collections to assist their postgraduate research. Up to six scholarships are available. Scholars usually spend six weeks at the Library, over the Summer. Applications usually close mid-year.

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The Minoru Hokari Scholarship for fieldwork

The Minoru Hokari Memorial Scholarship has been established in honour of the pathbreaking scholar and inspiring colleague, Minoru Hokari (1971-2004) who made outstanding contributions towards ‘cross-culturalising' historical practice and towards developing a respectful collaborative research strategy with Indigenous Australians. The scholarship of $5,000 is intended to assist a postgraduate student to conduct research in Australian Indigenous history.

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The Australian Wildlife Society Wildlife Ecology Research Scholarships

The Australian Wildlife Society Wildlife Ecology Research Scholarship is open to postgraduate research students from three Australian Universities undertaking a research project that is of direct relevance to the conservation of Australia’s native wildlife. Scholarships are valued at $5,000 for one year. 

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The Australian Wildlife Society University Research Grants

The Australian Wildlife Society University Research Grants are scholarships offered to honours or postgraduate students at Australian universities. Each year, ten $1,500 grants are awarded. Grants are available for research projects of direct relevance to the conservation of Australian wildlife - plant or animal. Grants may be used for the purchase of equipment and consumables, travel expenses related to field research, or attendance at conferences at which you are presenting your work. The grant is paid directly to the student.

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The Northcote Postgraduate Scholarship

The awards are to enable students normally resident in the UK to undertake a higher degree at an Australian university for up to three years. The Northcote (Postgraduate) Scholarships are awarded by the Northcote Trust, and administered on the Trust's behalf by the Britain-Australia Society. Applications are invited from students normally resident in the United Kingdom wishing to undertake a higher degree at an Australian University for a period of up to three years. Applicants must show their eligibility for an Australian postgraduate programme. There are no limits on the field of study but applicants must demonstrate a clear reason for the study to be undertaken in Australia. The Trustees particularly welcome proposals for PhD and research-based Masters programmes. 

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