Knowledge Frontiers Forum
with The British Academy


11-12 November 2019, Brisbane

The British Academy and the Australian Academy of the Humanities are inviting applications for humanities, arts and social science Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to apply to attend the Knowledge Frontiers Forum on the ‘The Future’ to take place Monday 11-Tuesday 12 November 2019 in Brisbane.

This special event will bring together up to forty ECRs (understood as up to seven years after obtaining a PhD) from the UK, Australia and the Pacific region to discuss key questions around the futures theme.

This has been broadly envisaged, and areas of expected discussion include experiences of rapid social and cultural change, evolving notions of heritage, imaginations of the future, environmental futures, and co-designing and producing knowledge in the future.

Recognising the contribution of Indigenous knowledge to discussions of the future, applications from Indigenous researchers working across these thematic areas are encouraged.

The Forum will occur during the pinnacle week of events to celebrate the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 50th anniversary, to be held in Brisbane from Monday 11 November to Friday 15 November. The week includes our premier event – the annual Symposium – two public lectures and number of professional development opportunities for ECRs.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Return economy-class flights to Brisbane and accommodation.
  • An opportunity to apply for seed funding to further an international collaboration fostered during the Forum
  • Invitations to social events and to apply for a number of professional development opportunities to be held during the week of the Forum.

Application process

Applicants should review the Call for Applications document which outlines all the application requirements. Please note that the application process is being administered by the British Academy and applicants should bear in mind the time differences between the UK and Australia when planning their application.

Applications should be sent to international@thebritishacademy.ac.uk no later than 5pm GMT (UK time) on Wednesday 10 April 2019.