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National Press Club Launch: 'Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia'

Professor Graeme Turner FAHAThe Academy is delighted to announce the launch of the 'Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia' report at the National Press Club of Australia on Tuesday 28 October 2014. Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb AC, will officially launch the report and introduce Professor Graeme Turner FAHA, who will give the Press Club address and present the report’s main findings. For details and to register for the event please visit the National Press Club website. >>

Fellow appointed Director of the National Gallery of Australia

The Academy warmly congratulates Professor Gerard Vaughan AM FAHA on his appointment as the new Director of the National Gallery of Australia. >>

ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2015

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has opened proposals for Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2015. Proposals close on 26 November 2014. For more information, visit the ARC's Australian Laureate Fellowships page.

AAH press release on the new Commonwealth Science Council

The Australian Academy of Humanities today expressed support for the Government’s focus on improving connections between scientists, researchers and industry, but warned that the omission of humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) expertise on the nation’s preeminent research advisory body risked narrowing the scope of its advice.

Australian Book Review Prizes Open

The Australian Book Review (ABR) welcomes entries in two of its prestigious awards, the Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay (closing date 19 Jan 2015) and the Peter Porter Poetry Prize (closing date 15 Dec 2014). For further information on both prizes and how to apply visit the ABR 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.

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