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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. >>

Australia-China Achievement Awards

The Australia-China Council is calling for nominations for the Australia-China Achievement Awards. The Awards celebrate the successes of Australian organisations and individuals in advancing Australia-China relations. This year the Awards will be presented in three categories: Education, Entrepreneurship and the Arts. Nominations are due by 10am on 6 October 2014. Further information can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

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. >>

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.

European Research Council (ERC): Advanced Grant call 2014

Applications are now open for the European Research Council’s Advanced Grant scheme.  ERC Advanced Grant funding targets established research scholars pursuing ground-breaking projects in their field of research.  Australian researchers are eligible to apply.  Submissions close 21 October 2014. >>

Office of Learning and Teaching Survey: Strategies Enhancing Graduate Employability

The Commonwealth Department of Education's Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) has commissioned a project led by Curtin University investigating the formation of career aspirations among first-year university students, and is asking for them to complete a survey. >>

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