The Publication Subsidy Scheme

The Academy's Publication Subsidy Scheme provides support of up to $3,000 for the publication of scholarly works of high quality in the humanities. The scheme is designed to assist humanities scholars based in Australia. Both independent scholars and those working within an institution are eligible to apply.

Recipients of the 2016 round

Congratulations to the 10 recipients of the Academy’s 2016 Publication Subsidies:

Recipient Institution Title of publication
Dr Robert Skelly Monash University Hiri Voyage: Archaeology of Long-Distance Maritime Trade along the South Coast of Papua New Guinea
Dr Julia Erhart Flinders University Gendering History on Screen: Women Filmmakers and Historical Films
Dr Anna Teresa Scheer University of New England Christoph Schlingensief: Staging Chaos, Performing Politics and Theatrical Phantasmagorias
Dr Kevin Brianton La Trobe University Hollywood Divided: The 1950 Screen Directors Guild Meeting and the Impact of the Blacklist
Dr Anna Rosenbaum Independent Scholar
From the Centre to the Edge: Czechoslovak–Australian Relations 1920–1945 and Jewish Refugees
Dr Paul Irish
Independent Scholar
Hidden In Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney
Dr Yasuko Hassall Kobayashi
Australian National University Desire Bound: Identity of a Malay Minority in Singapore
Dr Diana Kostyrko
Australian National University Journal of a Transatlantic Art Dealer, Rene Gimpel 1918–1939: Text in Context
Dr Elizabeth Hartrick
University of Melbourne The Magic Lantern in Colonial Australia and New Zealand
Dr Alexandra Dellios
University of Melbourne Controversy, Containment and Control: A History of Resistance at Bonegilla Migrant Centre

Sir Frederick and Peter White Fund

The Sir Frederick and Peter White Fund provides $500 to a successful applicant once every four years (2014, 2018, 2022 etc.). This fund can be applied for in addition to the maximum $3000 available through the Publication Subsidy Scheme or as a stand-alone subsidy. This Fund may only be used for the publication of work that is of an archaeological nature.


Applications are assessed by the Academy's Awards Committee and rated according to academic merit and demonstrated need for a subsidy. Priority is given to works that require a subsidy for their viability as a publishing venture, or for the inclusion of essential items such as illustrations, photographs or maps. Applicants need to prove that they have limited access to funds to complete publication of the work, or that without the subsidy the work would go either unpublished or be published in a diminished capacity. Please note that a Publication Subsidy cannot be awarded to books that are published before the Awards Committee makes its decision.

Applications Opening In February

Applications for the 2017 round of the Publications Subsidy Scheme will open in February. To receive an alert about the opening of the scheme please register your interest via the email link below.

Further Information

For more details, or to subscribe to the Grants Mailing List, please contact the Programme Manager or call the Academy on (02) 6125 9860.


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