New funding for humanities futures

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities is delighted to have been awarded funding by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Learned Academies Special Projects (LASP) 2017 scheme for the Future Humanities Workforce project. The project will focus on early career development, gender equity, and will identify the skills and knowledge priorities for future research environments in the …

Improving access to Australia’s Research

AAH News Policy & Research

The National Scholarly Communications Forum (NSCF) provides an opportunity to exchange information on changes and challenges to the context and structures of scholarly communication in Australia. Since 1993, the Forum has bought together Australia’s Research Councils, libraries, Government Departments and agencies, Learned Academies, national cultural and archive institutions and universities to explore these issues. The latest Forum event was held …

Backing Australia’s research excellence

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities rejected claims in the media today challenging the integrity of the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the funding of research projects. “The ARC has a rigorous merit-based process for allocating competitive research funding”, said Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA, President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. “Independent expert assessment provides the integrity for which …

Critical research infrastructure at risk

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities today warned that the capacity of Australian researchers to contribute to national innovation is at risk through a funding crisis threatening critical research infrastructure. “The National Library of Australia’s ‘Trove’ is an outstanding example of Australian ingenuity which has transformed the research system,” said Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA, President of the Academy. Trove provides …