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Survey of Chinese and Indian diasporic scholars in Australia

The ACOLA ‘Asia Literacy’ project, which is being undertaken by all four Learned Academies as part of the Securing Australia’s Future programme, is conducting a survey of academics and researchers of Chinese or Indian origin/descent who are currently living and working in Australia. This survey is designed to increase our understanding of the role that these scholars play in the promotion of people-to-people links with researchers and communities in China and India, as well as elsewhere. To complete the survey visit: Closing date is 10 August 2014.

The Value of the Humanities - Forthcoming Seminar

The Humanities Research Centre at The Australian National University and the National Scholarly Communications Forum are co-convening a two-day seminar on The Value of the Humanities on 14–15 August in Canberra. Keynote speaker, Professor Helen Small, will discuss her book The Value of the Humanities (OUP, 2013). The programme features a number of Fellows including Professors Dipesh Chakravorty, Simon During, Meaghan Morris, John Frow, Iain McCalman and Graeme Turner. Full registration is $50, students $25.

JSPS Invitation and Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2015-16

The Australian Academy of Science, in association with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, are now calling for applications from Australian researchers to undertake Invitational and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japan during 2015–16. Humanities researchers are eligible to apply. Applications close Friday 29 August 2014. >>

President signs MoU with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

On 19 June 2014, the President of the Academy, Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson AM FAHA, and the Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Professor Li Yang, signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding supporting research collaboration between Australian and Chinese humanities scholars. >>
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Academy Awarded Funding to Research the Humanities in Asia

The Academy has been awarded funding under the ARC Learned Academies Special Projects (LASP) Scheme to undertake a study entitled ‘The Humanities in the Asia Region: research capacities and opportunities for international collaboration’. The three-year project will examine research capacity, priorities and trends, and policy developments in the humanities in a select number of Asian countries. It will also examine Australia’s capability in Asia subject expertise, and the level and nature of research collaboration between researchers in Australia and Asia. Professor Antonia Finnane FAHA is the lead Chief Investigator on the project.

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. >>

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