Grants and Awards

Applications now open for our 2019 grants and awards

AAH News Academy

Every year, the Academy offers a series of prestigious grants and awards as part of our ongoing commitment to fostering and promoting the highest quality humanities research and supporting the next generation of scholars and practitioners.

We are pleased to announce that applications for the Humanities Travelling Fellowships, the David Philips Travelling Fellowship and Publication Subsidy Scheme are now open and will close at 5:00pm AEST Monday 15 April 2019.

Humanities Travelling Fellowships

Our Humanities Travelling Fellowships offer grants of up to $4000 to support Australian early career researchers (ECRs) to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other materials and connecting with international researchers and networks.

Since 1985, our Humanities Travelling Fellowships have enabled over 150 ECRs to travel to all corners of the globe including the UK, USA, Japan, China, Germany, France, Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, South Africa, Kenya, New Zealand and French Polynesia to name a few.  

One of our Humanities Travelling Fellowships is named after the late Dr David Philips, historian and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. The David Philips Travelling Fellowship is offered biennially, with a value of $4000, and will be open this year. Preference is given to proposals from ECRs that contribute to the advancement of knowledge of racial, religious or ethnic prejudice.

Publication Subsidy Scheme

One of the Academy’s longest-running award schemes, the Publication Subsidy Scheme offers grants of up to $3000 to support the publication of high quality scholarly works by Australian-based academics.

Since 1970 the scheme has supported over 300 scholars to publish high-quality, scholarly research that advances knowledge in the humanities. Many of the subsidised publications have gone on to be shortlisted for or win major prizes, including the recent Hidden In Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney by Paul Irish, winner of the NSW Community and Regional History Prize in the 2018 NSW Premier’s History Awards, and Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia’s Refugee Policy, by Claire Higgins, longlisted for the CHASS Australia Book Prize.

Before applying for any of our grants or awards, please review the nomination guidelines for further details regarding eligibility, selection criteria, supporting material, and conditions.

All applications are to be made via our online application system by 5:00pm AEST Monday 15 April 2019.