Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Centres of Excellence Workshop

Join us in Canberra or online for insights on the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) premier Centres of Excellence program. There are major opportunities for aspiring researchers in the humanities, arts and social sciences to design transformational research programs and strategic partnerships with enduring impact in the leadup to the 2026 CoE round and beyond.

This workshop will feature a mix of presentations, panel discussions, and plenary Q&A sessions with current Centre Directors and ARC personnel. It is designed to assist researchers aspiring to develop or contribute to successful Centre of Excellence proposals, or to support such bids from administrative or research management roles. Importantly, while the focus will be on the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) the content will likely be of relevance to researchers in all academic fields.

Event location: 

The workshop will take place in Majura Lecture Theatre adjacent to the ARC Offices in Majura Park, Canberra. This is very convenient to the airport for those flying in, and there is ample paid parking available.

In person:
Australian Research Council
Majura Theatre, 11 Lancaster Place, Majura Park, Canberra Airport

Link will be sent to the email address in the registration. 

Program and presenter slides:


The workshop is a joint initiative of the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH).

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.