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Three Academy Fellows named as 2014 ARC Laureate Fellows

The Academy warmly congratulates Professor Joy Damousi FAHA (recipient of the 2014 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award), Professor Peter Harrison FAHA and Professor Matthew Spriggs FAHA for each being awarded a prestigious ARC Laureate Fellowship for 2014. Professor Damousi’s project is focused on child refugees in Australia throughout the twentieth century and early twenty-first century; Professor Harrison will examine the links between science and secularisation; and Professor Spriggs’ research will generate new understandings of Pacific archaeology and the origins of Pacific peoples. >>

2014 Annual Symposium Registrations Open

2014 Annual Symposium Registrations OpenRegistrations for our 2014 Annual Symposium are open. Our Early Bird offer has now closed. Visit http://www.trybooking.com/FPFI to book your tickets.

Look it Up: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Atlases’ will showcase the work of Australian and international scholars in linguistic atlases, cultural encyclopedias and multimodal dictionaries, which not only transcend the boundaries between the traditional formats, but provide a vehicle for many interdisciplinary ventures within humanities and beyond.

National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships for 2015

The National Library of Australia offers annual summer scholarships to support younger scholars undertaking any research which can be supported by the Library’s collections. The scholarships are open to students who have commenced postgraduate study and are under the age of thirty at 31 December in the year of their application. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent residency. Applications for 2015 are now open, with a closing date of 30 September 2014. For further information visit the National Library's website.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2015–16

Applications are now open for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the Academic Year 2015–16. These scholarships provide graduates from all fields opportunities to pursue doctoral or post-doctoral research in Switzerland at one of the ten Swiss Public Universities or other recognised institutions. Applications close 16 November 2014. To request an application pack or seek further information, please contact the Swiss Embassy in Canberra. Contact details and application information is available from the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation website.

Research visits to Japan 2015–16

With the support of the Australian Government Department of Education, the Australian Academy of Science is calling for applications from Australian researchers to collaborate with researchers in institutes affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. Humanities researchers are eligible to apply. Applications close 9am Monday 29 September 2014. Information and guidelines can be found on the Australian Academy of Science website.

CAESIE Priming Grants Second Call 2014

CAESIE, a bilateral partnership initiative programme between the European Union and Australia, is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Priming Grants of AUD 7,000/EUR 4,800 to support initial meetings and discussions between new and emerging Researcher/SMEs partnerships in the priority areas of clean energy, healthy ageing, and sustainable cities. Further information can be found on the CAESIE website. EOI submissions close 26 September 2014. >>

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