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Academy President visits Korea

The President of the Academy, Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson AM FAHA, recently met with Professor Sook-Il Kwun (President) and Professor Lee Song Mu (Vice-President) at the National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea, to discuss opportunities for collaboration between Australian and Korean humanities scholars.

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Image of Crawford MedalNominations are now being accepted for the Academy's 2014 Crawford Medal. The Crawford Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities. It is presented biennially to an Australian-based, early-career scholar working and publishing in the humanities. Nominations close on Tuesday 22 April 2014.

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The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) have announced that applications are now open for 2014 CAUL and ASA Fellowships. Applications close on 10 May 2014. Further information is available on the CAUL website.

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Posted in: Grants & Awards

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The Paris Institute for Advanced Studies is accepting applications from established humanities scholars to take up residencies at the Institute for a period of five or nine months. Researchers from all countries are eligible to apply. Applications close 3:00pm (Paris time), 30 April 2014. More details are available on the Institute’s website.

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The Academy warmly congratulates Professor Philip Mead FAHA on his appointment to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University.

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Funding opportunities for the humanities under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 work programme have been collated in a document prepared by NET4SOCIETY, the international network of National Contact Points for humanities and social sciences in Europe.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities offers a range of grants and awards. Applications are now being accepted for the Humanities Travelling Fellowships, the Publication Subsidy Scheme and the Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Award. Applications for all three grants and awards close at 5.00pm on Thursday 10 April 2014.

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Posted in: Grants & Awards

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The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) in the UK recently hosted a series of events under the banner 'Humanities and the Public Good'. The events brought together leading scholars in the humanities and sciences, and influential figures beyond academia, to consider the role of the humanities in addressing contemporary challenges. You can access videos of the opening event here.

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The Australian Academy of Science, on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Industry, invites applications for funding from Australian consortia who are a partner in an application under the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme. Expressions of Interest can now be submitted by Australian consortia that have partnered in a European application submitted to Horizon 2020. The closing date for Expressions of Interest is COB Tuesday 29 April 2014.

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Posted in: International

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The European Research Council (ERC) has called for proposals under Work Programme 2014. Currently open are applications for Starting, Consolidator and Proof of Concept grants. Researchers from anywhere in the world can apply for ERC grants provided the research they undertake is carried out in an EU Member State. Further information and a step-by-step guide on how to apply for ERC grants can be found on the ERC website.

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The European Commission has announced its first calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s €80 billion research and innovation programme. For more information about funding areas and calls for proposals see the Horizon 2020 website.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia today welcomed the opportunity to undertake a major study examining the health of the humanities and social science disciplines in Australia.

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Professor Sam Lieu FAHA (Macquarie University), the Academy's current delegate to the International Union of Academies (Union Académique Internationale) based in Brussels, has been elected at the 87th General Assembly at Mainz to serve on the Union's Bureau (Council) for a period of four years. The Academy congratulates Professor Lieu on his election.

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In April 2012 the Minister announced a $10 million funding boost to Australia’s four Learned Academies (through the Australian Council for Learned Academies – ACOLA) for research advice to government. The Academy will play an important role in contributing to policy formulation by collaborating on multi-disciplinary research projects with the other three Learned Academies, in consultation with the Office of the Chief Scientist, to advise the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) on long-term challenges facing the nation. More information about the programme is available on the ACOLA website.

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The Academy recently hosted the 'Valuing the Humanities' forum in Canberra, bringing together researchers and policy-makers to discuss best models for evaluating the benefits of research in humanities disciplines. Link to the programme is here. A selection of presentations is now available: Professor Aidan's Byrne's presentation is available here. Professor Stephen Knight's presentation is here.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities today welcomed the focus on Australia’s capacity to engage in the global environment, following the announcement by Opposition Leader, Mr Tony Abbott MP, of Coalition policy to improve the numbers of Australians studying languages other than English (LOTE).

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