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Call for Nominations: Academy's Inaugural 2016 Medal for Excellence in Translation

AAH Medal for Excellence in Translation picThe Australian Academy of the Humanities is pleased to call for nominations for its inaugural Medal for Excellence in Translation. The medal is awarded biennially to the best translation into English produced by an Australian translator.

Nominations close AEST 5:00pm Monday 7 December 2015. Details of the submission procedure are available here.

Fellow wins the Melbourne Prize for Literature

The Academy congratulates poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe AM FAHA upon receiving the 2015 Melbourne Prize for Literature. The Prize's judges stated that "Chris has established himself among the vanguard of international poetry giants and made an outstanding contribution to Australian literature and cultural and intellectual life. Chris has devoted his career to teaching mentoring and supporting new generations of writers." Further information can be found on the Melbourne Prize website.

Japan Foundation Grants Open

The Japan Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Japanese Studies Fellowship Program and Intellectual Exchange Conferences.  Researchers in the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Applications close 1 December 2015. Further information can be found on the Japan Foundation website.

Fellow Awarded a Star of Italy Knighthood

The Academy congratulates Professor Jaynie Anderson FAHA of The University of Melbourne on receiving the prestigious Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) award. The Order of the Star of Italy awards, created in 1947 by the first President of the Republic of Italy, honour Italians and foreigners who make outstanding contributions to Italy and the Italian way of life.

Academy welcomes new Chief Scientist

The Australian Academy of the Humanities welcomes the announcement of Dr Alan Finkel AO FTSE as Australia’s new Chief Scientist.

Business Diasporas in Australia survey

The Australian Council of Learned Academies project Business Diasporas in Australia: maximising people to people links with Asia is running a survey of Chinese and Indian business diasporas in Australia to understand more about the nature and extent of the community’s influence and impact on international trade and business. Access the online survey here in English or 中文

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