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We're pleased to announce that applications for the following grants and awards are now open. Applications close at 5pm AEST on Wednesday 29 March 2017. Read more >>

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AAH Medal for Excellence in Translation picThe Australian Academy of the Humanities is pleased to call for nominations for its inaugural Medal for Excellence in Translation. The medal is awarded biennially to the best translation into English produced by an Australian translator.

Nominations close AEST 5:00pm Monday 7 December 2015. Details of the submission procedure are available here.

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List. Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham FAHA was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for significant service to higher education, particularly to the study of media and communications, as an academic and researcher. Professor Professor Brij Lal OF FAHA was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for significant service to education, through the preservation and teaching of Pacific history, as a scholar, author and commentator.

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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 Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year's Australia Day Honours List.

Professor Patricia Grimshaw FAHA was awarded an Officer (AO) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities through researching, documenting and preserving Australian history, and the roles of women in society.

Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AM FAHA was awarded an Officer (AO) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for distinguished service to the arts as a composer and concert pianist, to music education as a researcher and mentor, and through musical contributions to Australia's contemporary culture.

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The Australian Academy of Science invites eligible Australian resesarch organisations and Australian businesses to apply for funding through Round One of the Regional Collaborations Progarmme. The deadline for applications close on 9am (AEDT) Monday 16 January 2017. Further information including eligibility criteria and the application form can be found here: https://www.science.org.au/opportunities/travel/grants-and-exchange/regional-collaborations-programme.

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Emeritus Professor John MinfordThe Australian Academy of the Humanities is delighted to announce John Minford as the winner of the inaugural AAH Medal for Excellence in Translation, for I Ching (Yijing): The Book of Change, translated from the Chinese.

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The Academy is delighted to announce that all three international recipients of the 2016 Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture's prestigious Penghargaan Kebudayaan (Cultural Awards - Foreign Individuals category) were Fellows of the Academy. Our warm congratulations to Professor Merle Ricklefs FAHA, an expert in Indonesian history and Javanese literature; Emeritus Professor Anthony Reid FBA FRHistS FAHA, a pioneer in modern Sumatra history; and Professor Margaret Kartomi AM FAHA, an ethnomusicologist of international repute. Read more >>

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The Academy is delighted to announce the shortlist for the inaugural AAH Medal for Excellence in Translation. Congratulations to the three translators on our shortlist: John Minford, Stuart Robson, and Phoebe Weston-Evans. Our warm congratulations and thanks to all who nominated and submitted work for this inaugural award. Please visit the Medal for Excellence in Translation area of the Academy's website for further information.

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Australian researchers are invited to apply for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships commencing between 1 April and 30 November 2017. Applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers in any field of natural sciences (including technology, engineering and medicine), the humanities and social sciences. Deadline for applications is 9am (AEDT) Monday 31 October. See the Australian Academy of Science website for the application form and further details.

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Harvard University is seeking to appoint a distinguished scholar to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the 2018–2019 academic year. Download the information flyer for further details. You can find out more about the Chair and the Harvard Committee on Australian Studies on their website. The closing date for applications is 17 October 2016.

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AAH 2016 Crawford Medal Winner PhotosThe Australian Academy of the Humanities is delighted to announce Dr David McInnis (University of Melbourne) and Dr Louise Richardson-Self (University of Tasmania) as joint recipients of the 2016 Max Crawford Medal. Read more >>

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The Academy is delighted to announce the recipients of our 2016 grant schemes – warm congratulations to all. Full lists of recipients can be found on the Publication Subsidy Scheme and Humanities Travelling Fellowships pages. For further information visit our Grants and Awards page.

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The Australian Academy of Science is now accepting applications and nominations for its Moran Award for History of Science Research, WH Gladstones Population and Environment Fund and Fenner Conferences on the Environment. The closing date for applications/nominations is 15 June 2016. Further information about these opportunities can be found on the Academy of Science website.

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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 2016 CAUL and ASA Fellowships, designed to showcase university libraries' special collections. Applications close 14 June 2016. For further information visit CAUL's website.

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The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has two Fellowship opportunities closing on 30 May 2016; the David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship, which supports the use of the Mitchell Library's collections for the study and research of Australian history; and the Merewether Fellowship, which supports the use of the Mitchell Library's collections for the study and research of nineteenth-century New South Wales history. For further details and on how to apply visit the SLNSW website.

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Warm congratulations to Professor Paul Taçon FAHA of Griffith University upon being awarded an ARC 2016 Laureate Fellowship. Professor Taçon's research focuses on Australian rock art history, conservation and Indigenous well-being.

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Applications under the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme are now open. The scheme supports exchanges (travel and living expenses) for Australian researchers to collaborate with German researchers on a joint research project. The support of early career researchers is a significant focus of the scheme. Applications close on 17 June 2016. For comprehensive Terms and Conditions, FAQs and application form please visit the Universities Australia website.

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The Australian Academy of Science (AAS) is currently inviting entries for the Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge, a unique national competition for PhD students to design an innovative start-up business venture. Each cross-disciplinary team of six students will include at least one student from the humanities and social sciences. The closing date for entries has been extended to 9am (AEST) Monday 11 April 2016. Visit the AAS website for details.

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The National Library of Australia welcomes applications for its 2017 Fellowships. The Fellowships are open to Australian and international researchers and established and emerging scholars. They support researchers to make intensive use of the Library’s rich and varied collections. Applications for 2017 Fellowships are open until 2 May 2016.

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Applications for the Humanities Travelling Fellowships, Publication Subsidies, and the Crawford Medal will close at 5:00pm AEST on Thursday 24 March 2016. For enquiries about these schemes please contact the Grants Manager.

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The Australian Academy of Science (AAS) is currently inviting applications from Australian researchers, post-docs and students, entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators to attend Australia’s first Falling Walls Lab in 2016. Up to 25 contestants will be invited to give a three-minute presentation on their research, business model or initiative based on the “Which walls will fall next” concept. Humanities scholars are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is 5pm (AEST) 23 May 2016. See the AAS website for further details.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities is pleased to announce that applications for the following Grants and Awards are now open. Applications close at 5:00pm AEST on Thursday 24 March 2016. Read more >>

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The Japan Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Japanese Studies Fellowship Program and Intellectual Exchange Conferences.  Researchers in the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Applications close 1 December 2015. Further information can be found on the Japan Foundation website.

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The Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced that proposals for Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2016 are now open in the ARC Research Management System (RMS) and will close at 5.00pm (ADST) on 17 November 2015. For further information visit the ARC website.

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Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is inviting applicants for the Academy Asia Senior Fellowship in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House. The Fellowship is open to established leaders and practitioners from Afghanistan, Australia, the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan and South Korea. Applications close at 17:00 BST on Wednesday 30 September 2015. For more information see the Chatham House website.

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The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in association with the Australian Academy of Science, is offering Invitational and Postdoctoral Fellowships for Australian researchers to work in institutes affiliated with JSPS. Humanities researchers are encouraged to apply. Applications close AEST 9am Monday 19 October 2015.  Further information can be found on the Australian Academy of Science website.

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Warm congratulations to Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AM FAHA upon receiving the 2015 Distinguished Services to Australian Music Award. Professor Sitsky received this honour – for his significant and enduring contribution to Australian music – at the 2015 Art Music Awards ceremony in Sydney on Tuesday 11 August. The awards are presented each year by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre, and recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian art music.

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Dr David IrvingThe Academy is delighted to announce that Dr David Irving of The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne has been awarded the 2015 McCredie Musicological Award, Australia’s most prestigious award for a distinguished contribution to musicology.

The award celebrates the outstanding career of the late Professor Andrew McCredie FAHA, Fellow of the Academy and eminent musicologist, who greatly influenced the teaching of music in Australian universities and schools. The award is funded through the proceeds of a bequest to the Academy by Professor McCredie. Read more >>

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Congratulations to all recipients of the Academy’s 2015 Humanities Travelling Fellowships and Publication Subsidies. This year's funding supports an exciting and broad range of scholarship from Australia’s early career humanities researchers, contributing to our understanding of people, cultures and communities around the world, and here at home.  For a full list of recipients and their projects and publications visit the Grants & Awards page.

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The Centre for Pacific and American Studies at The University of Tokyo invites applications for the position of Visiting Professor in Australian Studies from highly qualified Australians with a significant academic or public achievement in the fields of Australian studies, history, cultural studies, politics, literary studies, international relations and other relevant areas across the humanities and social sciences. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 11 September 2015. For further information visit http://inasa.org/.

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The Academy offers its warm congratulations to Emeritus Professor Brian Nelson FAHA and David Malouf AO FAHA for their respective winning entries in the 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Emeritus Professor Nelson was awarded the Prize for Translation for his work on translating from French, with a particular focus on Emile Zola's works. Mr Malouf was awarded the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry for his 2014 volume 'Earth Hour'.

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The Faculty of Humanities at Curtin University is providing support for applicants from humanities-related disciplines for its current round of Research Fellowships. Applications close on Friday 10 July 2015. Further information >>

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The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified humanities scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. Applications are open to foreign nationals as well as US citizens, closing 15 July 2015. Visit the Library's website for further information.

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The Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) is accepting applications for the current round of Australian Prime Ministers Centre (APMC) Fellowships, Honorary Fellowships and Summer Scholarships. For further information visit MoAD's website.

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Applications are now open for the new Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme. This scheme was established by a Memorandum of Understanding between Universities Australia and the German Academic Research Exchange (DAAD) in late 2014. The scheme is open to Australian researchers at participating Australian universities in all academic fields. Applications are invited from 9 April to 30 June 2015. Further information including the application pack is available from the Universities Australia website.

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The National Library of Australia has announced a new program of fellowships enabled by more than $500,000 in donor support. Australian and international researchers and scholars are invited to apply for the new 2016 National Library of Australia Fellowships. For guidelines, and to apply, visit the library's website. Applications close on 17 May 2015.

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The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London is accepting applications for its Australian Bicentennial Scholarships & Fellowships, closing 27 April 2015. For further details visit the Menzies Centre website.

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The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) is now opening the annual call for fellowship applications. Applications for NIAS Individual Fellowships for non-Dutch scholars in 2016–17 close on 15 April 2015. For more information see the NIAS website.

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Applications are now open for Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) funding being offered under the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The RISE programme funds short-term staff exchanges between academic and non-academic organisations (universities, research centres, or companies). Australian organisations are eligible to apply in collaboration with organisations in the EU or associated countries. Applications close on 28 April 2015. For more information visit the EC website.

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Innovative ideas for joint projects with counterparts, colleagues and friends in North Asia are encouraged by the Boards of the Australia-China Council, the Australia-Japan Foundation and the Australia-Korea Foundation. Annual grant rounds are now open. Links to the online application forms and further information are available on the DFAT website.

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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 and the Publication Subsidy Scheme. Applications for both grants close at 5.00pm AEST on Thursday 9 April 2015. For further information visit our Grants and Awards page.

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Prof Andrew McCredie FAHAThe Australian Academy of the Humanities invites nominations for the 2015 McCredie Musicological Award. The McCredie Musicological Award is made on the basis of a distinguished contribution to musicology, and is granted to an Australian scholar working and publishing in musicology who is under the age of 40 years. The award is funded through a generous bequest to the Academy from the late Professor Andrew McCredie FAHA. Nominations close at 5.00pm AEST on Thursday 9 April 2015. For further information visit our Grants and Awards page.

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Applications are now invited for Australian European University Institute Fellowships which provide the opportunity to carry out research at the European University Institute in Florence. Applications close on 15 March 2015. For further information visit the Delegation of the EU to Australia website.

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The Australian Antarctic Division is calling for applications for its Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship. Applicants from all areas of the creative arts, humanities and social sciences are invited to apply. Closing date for applications is 30 March 2015. For further information see the Division's website.

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The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society have issued a call for nominations in the humanities and social sciences for their joint research award for the year 2015. The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2015. For further information visit the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's website.

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The Australian Research Council (ARC) has opened proposals for Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2015. Proposals close on 26 November 2014. For more information, visit the ARC's Australian Laureate Fellowships page.

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The Australian Book Review (ABR) welcomes entries in two of its prestigious awards, the Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay (closing date 19 Jan 2015) and the Peter Porter Poetry Prize (closing date 15 Dec 2014). For further information on both prizes and how to apply visit the ABR website. >>

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The Australia-China Council is calling for nominations for the Australia-China Achievement Awards. The Awards celebrate the successes of Australian organisations and individuals in advancing Australia-China relations. This year the Awards will be presented in three categories: Education, Entrepreneurship and the Arts. Nominations are due by 10am on 6 October 2014. Further information can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

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The National Library of Australia offers annual summer scholarships to support younger scholars undertaking any research which can be supported by the Library’s collections. The scholarships are open to students who have commenced postgraduate study and are under the age of thirty at 31 December in the year of their application. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent residency. Applications for 2015 are now open, with a closing date of 30 September 2014. For further information visit the National Library's website.

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Applications are now open for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the Academic Year 2015–16. These scholarships provide graduates from all fields opportunities to pursue doctoral or post-doctoral research in Switzerland at one of the ten Swiss Public Universities or other recognised institutions. Applications close 16 November 2014. To request an application pack or seek further information, please contact the Swiss Embassy in Canberra. Contact details and application information is available from the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation website.

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With the support of the Australian Government Department of Education, the Australian Academy of Science is calling for applications from Australian researchers to collaborate with researchers in institutes affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. Humanities researchers are eligible to apply. Applications close 9am Monday 29 September 2014. Information and guidelines can be found on the Australian Academy of Science website.

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CAESIE, a bilateral partnership initiative programme between the European Union and Australia, is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Priming Grants of AUD 7,000/EUR 4,800 to support initial meetings and discussions between new and emerging Researcher/SMEs partnerships in the priority areas of clean energy, healthy ageing, and sustainable cities. Further information can be found on the CAESIE website. EOI submissions close 26 September 2014. >>

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The Australian Academy of Science, in association with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, are now calling for applications from Australian researchers to undertake Invitational and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japan during 2015–16. Humanities researchers are eligible to apply. Applications close Friday 29 August 2014. >>

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Applications are now open for the European Research Council’s Advanced Grant scheme.  ERC Advanced Grant funding targets established research scholars pursuing ground-breaking projects in their field of research.  Australian researchers are eligible to apply.  Submissions close 21 October 2014. >>

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Nominations are open for the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University for the American 2016-17 academic year. Expressions of interest must be submitted by Friday 15 August 2014. Further details can be downloaded [.pdf 224kb] or by visiting the Committee on Australian Studies website.

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The Australia-India Council has opened its round of grants for 2014–15. Grants are intended to provide seed funds for innovative projects which promote collaboration between Australia and India. Applications close on 3 August 2014. Further information can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. >>

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Dr Tom Murray of Macquarie UniversityThe Academy is delighted to announce that Dr Tom Murray, Department of Media, Music, Communications and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, has been awarded the 2014 Max Crawford Medal. The Max Crawford Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities. >>
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Nominations are open for the four CHASS Australia Prizes, awarded by the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Science (CHASS). Submissions close on 30 June 2014. Further information can be found on the CHASS website.

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The Australia-Korea Foundation is currently inviting applications for grants and scholarships from Australians wishing to further their engagement with Korea in 2014–15. Applications are due 5pm AEST, 11 April 2014.  Further information is available on the DFAT website.

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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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The University of Melbourne is now calling for applications for the Redmond Barry Fellowship for the research and production of works of literature that utilise the superb collections of the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. Up to $20,000 shall be awarded to assist with travel, living and research expenses. Applications close 17 April 2014. More information is available on the website.

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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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Applications are now open for an Embassy of France in Australia travel grant for early career researchers which aims to encourage  collaboration between Australia and France. Applications close on 9 February 2014. Further information can be found on the Embassy's website.

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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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Applications are invited for The Australian National University's Humanities Research Centre 2015 Visiting Fellowship Programme. The theme is 'Global Languages'. Between 10 and 15 fellowships will be awarded in this round. Applications are due by Monday, 15 April 2014.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities today welcomed the announcement by the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education, of the Australian Research Council’s major grants.

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Secretary -General of the European Research Council, Professor Donald Dingwell, is visiting Australia to raise awareness about ERC funding available to Australian research institutions and individuals. Professor Dingwell is speaking at institutions in Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth from 3-11 October. A programme is available here.

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Four tertiary institutions based in Germany are combining forces to offer up to six PhD scholarships at the International Max Planck Research School for Moral Economies of Modern Societies under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ute Frevert.

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The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in association with the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Research Council, invites applications from Australian researchers to undertake Invitational and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japan during 2014-15.

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows, who have been elected to the British Academy, Professor Richard Hunter FAHA FBA and Professor Philip Pettit FAHA FASSA FAAAS MRIA FBA.

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Applications are currently open for three ABR awards: the Calibre Prize for an Outstanding essay; the ABR Ian Potter Foundation Fellowship, and the Peter Porter Poetry Prize.

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The Academy warmly congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded Australian Laureate Fellowships: Professor Nicholas Evans FAHA FBA, Professor Mark Finnane FAHA and Professor Glenda Sluga FAHA.

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The Academy warmly congratulates Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki FAHA who has been awarded the prestigious Fukuoka Prize.

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The Academy strongly encourages Australia’s humanities researchers looking to collaborate with colleagues in China to apply for funding through the 2013-2014 'Group Mission' funding round of the Australia-China Science and Research Fund. Applications close 2 August 2013.

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Applications for the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University for the American 2015-2016 academic year close on 9 August 2013.

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Applications for the European Institute for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme are now open.The EURIAS Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residences in one of 16 participating institutes across Europe to young and senior scholars in the fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Applications close on 5 July 2013. Please see the EURIAS website for more information.

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Applications for the TALENTS UP Fellowship Programme close on 5 August 2013 at 5.00pm (Italian local time).Targeted areas include Economic, Human and Social Sciences.

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The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Applications are now open for admission to the doctoral school of Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) in Italy.

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The National Library of Australia is now calling for applications for the Harold White Fellowship and the Japan Fellowship. These Fellowships offer researchers, scholars and writers unparalleled opportunities to explore the Library’s extensive collections. Applications close 30 April 2013. See website for more details.

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The University of Melbourne is now calling for applications for the Redmond Barry Fellowship for the research and production of works of literature that utilise the superb collections of the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. The Fellowship is worth $20,000. Applications close 26 April 2013. More information is available on the website.

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The Academy is pleased to announce that applications for the 2013 Humanities Travelling Fellowships and Publication Subsidy Scheme are now open. The closing date for both programmes is 10 April 2013.

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The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, the Hon Senator Chris Evans, announced on 29 November 2012 that the Government will invest up to $240 million in the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) programme. Priority areas for the 16th selection round are social innovation, innovative manufacturing, and sustainable regional communities. Applications close on 13 June 2013.

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The Academy warmly congratulates four of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in the Australia Day 2013 Honours List: Mr Clive James CBE AO FAHA, Professor Malcolm Gillies AM FAHA, Professor Abdullah Saeed AM FAHA, and Dr Michael Smith AM FAHA.

Mr Clive James AM CBE FAHA was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to literature through contributions to cultural and intellectual heritage, particularly as a writer and poet.

Professor Malcolm Gillies FAHA was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to tertiary education through leadership roles, and to the humanities, particularly as a scholar of musicology.

Professor Abdullah Saeed FAHA was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to tertiary education in the field of Islamic studies, and to the community, particularly through the promotion of interfaith dialogue.

Dr Michael Smith FAHA was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to archaeological scholarship, particularly of the Australian desert regions.

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The Academy warmly congratulates John Hay AC FAHA for receiving the Career Achievement Award at the 2012 Australian Awards for University Teaching. The award recognised Professor Hay's exceptional services to higher education.

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The Academy offers its congratulations to Dr James Arvanitakis, a humanities lecturer at the University of Western Sydney, who  received the Australian University Teacher of the Year award at the 2012 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities warmly congratulates Alex Miller FAHA who was awarded the prestigious Melbourne Prize for Literature for 2012. It is the richest prize of its kind in this country, and is given every three years to a writer whose body of literary work is judged to have made an outstanding contribution to Australian cultural life.

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The Academy has two early-career awards to celebrate outstanding achievement in the humanities. We warmly congratulate Dr Lisa Ford of the University of New South Wales, and Dr Michael Ondaatje of the University of Newcastle as joint winners of the 2012 Max Crawford Medal; and Dr Michael Hooper of the University of New South Wales as the 2012 recipient of the McCredie Musicological Award.

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Australian Book Review is now calling for entries in the seventh Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, the nation’s premier award for an original essay. First prize is $5,000. Applications close 10 December 2012. ABR will announce the results in April 2013, and will publish the winning essay, along with other shortlisted essays.

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Australian Book Review is now calling for applications for the ABR Ian Potter Foundation Fellowship for a substantial article on any aspect of literary studies – either a profile of a major writer, or a discursive essay with literary/cultural themes. Any Australian writer with a significant publication record (books, creative writing, essays or journalism) is eligible to apply. The Fellowship is worth $5000. Applications close 31 October 2012.

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Applications are invited for the Visiting Professorship in Australian Studies at the Centre for Pacific and American Studies, The University of Tokyo. More information is available on the International Australian Studies Association website. Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 14 September 2012.

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The Academy of the Humanities congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded Australian Laureate Fellowships: Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald FAHA, Professor Tessa Morris Suzuki FAHA, and Professor Susan O'Connor FAHA. Professor O'Connor is the recipient of the prestigious Kathleen Fitzpatrick Fellowship which recognises her leadership role and provides her with additional funding to help mentor women in the humanities. More information on the Laureate Fellowships is available on the ARC website.

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The Academy offers its warm congratulations to Professor Huw Price FAHA who has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Professor Price is Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy and a Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. Until September 2012, he is also ARC Federation Fellow and Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He served as a Member of Council of the Australian Academy of the Humanities from 2007-2010.

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The European Commission has announced the 2013 Work Programme of the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7). This set of calls for proposals will provide €8.1 billion for projects that will address key societal issues such as multilingualism, environmental protection, and growing urbanisation. More information is available on the European Commission’s FP7 website.

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The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from Australian researchers who are Members of COST Actions for travel grants to Europe to participate in COST Action activities during the 2012-2013 financial year. Priority areas of interest to Australia in COST Actions include the humanities and social sciences. Applications are assessed on a first-come first-serve basis. See website for more details.

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The Australian Academy of Humanities today welcomed the announcement by Senator the Hon Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, of a $10 million investment in the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Learned Academies Special Projects scheme.

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The Academy strongly encourages Australia’s humanities researchers looking to collaborate with colleagues in China to apply for funding through the 2012-2013 "Group Mission" funding round of the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF). The scheme is open from 3 July 2012.

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The Australia-India Council in partnership with Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations is looking for an Australian researcher to undertake a fellowship in India to enhance the understanding of strategic issues important to India and Australia bilaterally, regionally as well as globally. Expressions of Interest must be submitted by midnight Monday 9 July 2012 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). More information is available on the website.

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Nominations are now open for the Australian Academy of the Humanities' Crawford Medal, Australia's most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities. It is presented to an Australian-based, early-career scholar working and publishing in the humanities, whose publications contribute towards an understanding of their discipline by the general public. Nominations close Tuesday 31 July 2012. More information is available on the website.

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Applications for the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) Cultural Fund close on Friday 6 July. The Cultural Fund supports a wide variety of projects which aim to encourage, and provide practical assistance to the Australian cultural community.  More information and application forms are available on the website.

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Nominations are now open for the Academy's McCredie Musicological Award. The award recognises outstanding contribution in musicology by an Australian based scholar under the age of forty. Nominations close on Tuesday 31 July 2012. More information is available on the website.

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The Academy warmly congratulates three of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Peter Singer was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC),  Peter Carey was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), and the Reverend Emeritus Professor Peter Steele was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

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The National eResearch Collaborative Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) programme opened stage two of its Request for Proposals on 4 May. Applications for Virtual Laboratories and Research Cloud nodes are due by 4.00pm AEST on Friday 29 June 2012. A number of humanities projects were successful in the first funding round. More information is available on the NeCTAR website.

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Applications for National Library of Australia Fellowships close on 30 April 2012. Fellowships at the NLA offer researchers, scholars and writers unparalleled opportunities to delve into the Library’s rich collections and are awarded for 3-6 months. Application information is available on the NLA's website.

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities warmly congratulates poet Les Murray AO FAHA on winning the John Bray Poetry Award at the Adelaide Festival for his book Taller When Prone (2010), published by Black Inc.

Taller When Prone
was also shortlisted for the 2010 Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize and the 2010 Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Prize for Poetry. It was included in the New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books List for 2011.

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Information sessions for the Government's Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) programme are being held in capital cities between 13 and 24 February. This 15th funding round targets social innovation, sustainable regional communities, and clean manufacturing. Further details about the CRC programme and the information sessions can be found on the CRC website.

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The Academy congratulates Emeritus Professor J.V.S. Megaw AM FAHA who has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (founded in 1780). The Society allows a maximum of twenty-five Honorary Fellows who are recognised for their eminence in any branch of antiquarian study.

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The Academy is delighted to announce that it has awarded 12 travel bursaries for early career researchers from Australia and New Zealand to attend the inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for the Digital Humanities (aaDH), Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting.

A draft conference programme is now available.

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The Australian Academy of Science, in association with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Australian Research Council, invites applications from Australian researchers to undertake Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japan. Applications are welcome from researchers in the humanities. The closing date is Friday 16 March 2012.

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The Academy congratulates four of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in the Australia Day 2012 Honours List: Professor Stuart Macintyre AO, Professor Peter McPhee AM, Emeritus Professor Roslyn Pesman AM, and Emeritus Professor Brian Fletcher OAM.

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A competitive grants round to support all aspects of the Government’s Inspiring Australia strategy was announced on 16 January. Humanities researchers are eligible to apply for funding (from $5000 to $500,000) under the scheme, the objective of which is to “promote public appreciation not only of the role of the ‘enabling sciences’ (physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics), but also of the role of engineering, and the social sciences and humanities”. The deadline for applications is 4.00pm AEDST, 29 February 2012. More information is available on the Unlocking Australia's Potential website.

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Humanities researchers should note the Government’s recently announced Industrial Transformation Programme worth $249 million. Up to 50 training centres will be established with approximately 20 of these to “include training in social impact, inclusion and industrial and community transformation”. Up to $1 million per year will be provided for each centre for up to three years. Details on the application process will be posted on the ARC’s website in early in 2012.

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The priorities for the Government’s 15th Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) funding round are social innovation, sustainable regional communities and clean manufacturing. Information sessions are being held in major cities throughout February. Applications close 14 June 2012. For more details visit the CRC website.

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The National eResearch Collaborative Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) programme has announced its preferred projects. The Academy warmly congratulates the recipients, including the following successful projects: ‘Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI): Unlocking and Uniting Australia’s Cultural Data’ (Deakin University); ‘The Aust-ESE Project - eResearch Tools to Support the Collaborative Authoring and Management of Electronic Scholarly Editions’ (University of Queensland); and the ‘Federated Archaeological information Management System’ (University of New South Wales). More information is available on the NeCTAR website.

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The Prime Minister and Minister for the Arts have announced that the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History will be administered alongside the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards from 2012. A new poetry category will also be included in the Awards. Entries are open from 3 December 2011 to 1 February 2012.

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A workshop designed for researchers to explore research and funding opportunities with Europe. Applicable to all disciplines. Friday 25 November 2011, 9:00am - 11:00am, at the Centre for European Studies, 1 Liversidge Street (Building 67C). Bookings can be made here. For more information, email europe@anu.edu.au

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The Academy offers its warm congratulations to Dr Rafe de Crespigny FAHA who has been awarded the Stanislas Julien Prize of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres for 2011 for his recent book, Imperial Warlord, a biography of Cao Cao 155-210.

The Académie, is the French counter-part of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. The prize has previously been awarded to Pierre Ryckmans in 1971 and to Mark Elvin in 2005, both Fellows of the Australian Academy.

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The ARC has released the Australian Laureate Fellowships Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2012. Supporting documentation and a draft Funding Agreement will be available shortly. For more information, visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships page.

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To facilitate cultural cooperation beyond Europe, the European Commission provides funds for cooperation projects with Third Countries. For 2013, these funds can be used by Australian cultural organisations in collaboration with European partners. For application information see website.

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The Academy offers its warmest congratulations to John Tranter for winning the poetry category of the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for 2011 for his book Starlight: 150 poems (University of Queensland Press).

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Australian Book Review is now calling for entries in the sixth Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay. Calibre is a peak award for the essay in Australia, and worth $10,000 in total. Applications close 1 December 2011.

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Australian Book Review has just announced the ABR Sidney Myer Fund Fellowship – a $5000 commission for a substantial article with an Indigenous focus. Applications close 15 October 2011.

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The Academy congratulates John Tranter FAHA for winning the 2011 The Age Poetry Book of the Year for Starlight: 150 Poems (UQP).

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Applications are now open for the Prime Minister’s Education Assistance Programme for Japan. Up to 100 scholarships will be offered by this one-off programme, which is intended provide assistance for education exchange in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011.

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The Academy congratulates two of its Fellows, shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards: historian Tim Bonyhady for Good Living Street: The Fortunes of My Viennese Family, and poet John Tranter for Starlight: 150 poems.

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The National Library is now calling for applications for its Summer Scholarships to support younger scholars. The scheme is designed for PhD students undertaking research on topics that can be supported by the Library’s collections. and applications close on 30 September.

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The Academy has signed a new agreement with the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei which paves the way for a research exchange programme between the two countries.

On 8 June 2011 a memorandum of understanding was signed by Professor Joseph Lo Bianco, President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and Professor Alberto Quadrio Curzio, Vice Presidente of the Lincei. We are very grateful to the Italian Embassy in Canberra for brokering this collaboration.

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The Australian Book Review announces that entry to the 8th annual poetry prize, renamed the Peter Porter Prize, in memory of the late Australian poet, is now open. Entries close 21 November 2011.

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Nominations are currently open for the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University

The Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University was established through a grant by the Australian Government, in recognition of the American Bicentenary, to further American  understanding of Australia. Over the past 34 years, the Chair has been occupied by some of Australia’s most outstanding intellectuals. In 2010 the Chair was renamed in recognition of the two prime ministers who, from opposite sides of politics, negotiated and endowed this important initiative.

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The Australian Prime Ministers Centre at the Museum of Australian Democracy is seeking applications for fellowships to researchers interested in the history, origins, traditions and contemporary practice of Australian democracy, including proposals with a particular focus on Australian prime ministers.

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