Humanising the Future

Excellence in the humanities

The Academy is the national body for the humanities in Australia, championing the contribution humanities, arts and culture make to national life. Our work aims to ensure ethical, historical and cultural perspectives inform discussions regarding Australia’s future challenges and opportunities.

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A human-centred approach to Australian policy-making requires ethical, historical, creative and cultural expertise.

8 Point Plan

Our 8 Point Plan to Humanise the Future addresses ways to consider Australia's current challenges and future opportunities.



Applications for our 2020 round of grants and awards open in February — supporting the next generation of humanities scholars.

Grants & awards

Applications open February for our prestigious awards and our grants schemes support travel or publish research.



Our statement on the Australian bushfire tragedy — Offering our deepest condolences and support to all affected by the bushfires.


The Academy offers its deepest condolences to all affected by the unprecedented bushfires and extends our expertise, our infrastructure, and our voice to national recovery efforts.