Awards & grants

Our prestigious awards and grants promote international engagement, embrace emerging fields of humanities and support early- and mid-career researchers.

Explore our opportunities

We are currently undertaking a review of our Awards & Grants Program to ensure it continues to meet the needs of early career researchers in our disciplines. This includes supporting humanities researchers to work on issues of critical importance to the nation, fostering diversity among future humanities leaders and facilitating international engagement. While we do the review we’re putting several categories of awards and grants on hold for 2023. Explore the opportunities below to see if the award or grant you’re interested in is affected. 

Max Crawford Medal

Recognising early-career scholars for achievement and promise in the humanities.

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

John Mulvaney Fellowship

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early-career researchers.

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

McCredie Musicological Award

Recognising outstanding contributions in musicology.

Applications open between 22 May – 30 June 2023.

Medal for Excellence in Translation

Recognising outstanding achievement in translation.

Applications open February 2024

Ernst and Rosemary Keller Fund

Supporting scholars concerned with German studies.

Under review during 2023

Publication Subsidy Scheme

Encouraging quality scholarly publications in the humanities.

Under review during 2023

Humanities Travelling Fellowships

Promoting humanities research that strengthens international research alliances.

Under review during 2023

Awards committee

The selection process for our grants and awards are supported by Specialist Panels, and ultimately overseen by our Awards Committee. Awards Committee current members are:

John Mulvaney Specialist Panel

Current members include:

Excellence in Translation Panel

Current members include: 

McCredie Musicological Medal 

Current members include:

Success stories

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.