Publication Subsidy Scheme
The Publication Subsidy Scheme, awarded annually, is one of the Academy’s longest standing awards and was first awarded in 1970.
The Scheme supports Early Career Researchers with costs of up to $3,000 associated with the publication of scholarly works that advance knowledge in the Humanities.
- Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.
- Applicants must be in the early stages of their careers, which will be determined, inter-alia, by how recently a PhD was conferred. In normal circumstances it should have been conferred no more than five years prior to the closing date for nominations.
- Applicants who have received their PhD more than five years ago but who can demonstrate a significant, commensurate period of career interruption (such as maternity or parental leave, carer’s responsibility, illness, unemployment, or non-research employment) may be considered eligible. This includes disruptions caused by COVID-19. A justification for the career interruption must be submitted as part of the proposal.
- The publication to be subsidised should focus on a topic in the Humanities, defined as those discipline areas for which the Academy is responsible: Archaeology; Asian Studies; Classical Studies; English; European Languages and Cultures; History; Indigenous Studies; Linguistics; Philosophy and the History of Ideas; Religion; Cultural and Communication Studies; and The
- Interdisciplinary work is encouraged, provided it includes a substantial proportion of work in the Humanities.
- Applications will be accepted from independent scholars as well as those working in institutional
- Monographs are preferred to edited collections. However, edited collections that demonstrate a clear scholarly achievement or relevance will be considered.
- The proposed publications will be assessed on their academic rigour, their likely impact within a specialist academic community, and their potential to advance knowledge of the Humanities within the wider community.
Ineligible publications include:
- Second and later editions
- Festschriften collection of writings published in honour of a scholar
- Publications for which the publisher is able to make provision for author’s royalties or other upfront payments.
- Works of a purely commercial nature. The Academy only supports works of a scholarly
Applications for the Publication Subsidy Scheme will open early in 2024. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep updated.
Since the 1970s, this subsidy has supported over 300 scholars.
Dr Kylie Andrews – Trailblazing women of Australian public broadcasting, 1945-1975, Anthem Press
Dr Mitchell Browne – Grammatical description of Warlmanpa: a Ngumpin-Yapa language spoken around Tennant Creek (Northern Territory), ANU Press
Dr Honae Cuffe – The Genesis of a Policy: Defining and Defending Australia’s National Interest in the Asia-Pacific, 1921-57, ANU Press
Dr Richard Egan – Power and Dysfunction: The NSW Board for the Protection of Aborigines 1883-1940, ANU Press
Dr Luara Ferracioli – Liberal Self-Determination in a World of Migration, Oxford University Press
Dr Kristie Flannery – Fighting Pirates, Forging Empire: Anti-Piracy and Spanish Colonial Rule in the Pacific, University of Pennsylvania Press
Dr Eloise Florence – Traces of aerial bombing in Berlin: Entangled remembering, Bloomsbury Academic
Dr James Murphy – The Making & Un-Making of East-West Link, Melbourne University Press
Dr Andres Rodriguez – Meeting the Nation in the Field: Frontier Work and the Making of Modern China, 1919-1945, University of British Columbia Press
Dr Chris Urwin – Building and Remembering: An Archaeology of Place-Making in Orokolo Bay, Papua New Guinea, University of Hawai’i Press
Dr Gretchen Coombs, RMIT – The Lure of the Social: Encounters with Contemporary Artists, Intellect Books
Dr Marnie Feneley – Constructing God: The West Mebon Viṣṇu, National University of Singapore Press
Dr Emma Gleadhill – Taking Travel Home: The Souvenir Material Culture of British Women Tourists, 1770-1830, Manchester University Press
Dr Jarrod Hore – Visions of Nature: How Landscape Photography Made Territoriality in Australasia and California, University of California Press
Dr Stephen Joyce – The Legacy of Gildas: Constructions of Authority in the Early Medieval West, Boydell and Brewer
Dr Sarah Kirby – Exhibitions, Music and the British Empire, Boydell and Brewer
Dr Chari Larsson – Didi-Huberman and the Image, Manchester University Press
Dr Isobelle Barrett Meyering – Children of the Revolution: A New History of Australian Feminism, Melbourne University Publishing
Dr Rachel Orzech – Wagner in Parisian Perspective 1933-44: From Universalism to Collaboration (provisional title), University of Rochester Press
Dr Will Smith – Mountains of Blame: Climate and Culpability in the Philippine Uplands, University of Washington Press
Dr Tyne Daile Sumner – Lyric Eye: The Poetics of Twentieth-Century Surveillance, Routledge
Dr Esther Theiler – Sitters and Painters in Early Seventeenth-Century Rome: Portraits of the Soul, Brepols Publishers
Professor Bain Attwood, Monash University — Claiming Possession: Sovereignty, Property and the Making of Native Title in a Colonial World, Cambridge University Press
Dr Fiona Crawford, Queensland University of Technology — Never Say Die: The Hundred-Year Overnight Success of Australian Women’s Football, NewSouth Books
Dr Elisa deCourcy, The Australian National University — Empire, Early Photography and Spectacle: The Global Career of Showman Daguerreotypist J.W. Newland, Bloomsbury Academic, UK
Dr Jocelyn Hargrave, Monash University — The Evolution of Editorial Style in Early Modern England, Palgrave Macmillan
Dr Ted Nannicelli, The University of Queensland — Artistic Creation and Ethical Criticism, Oxford University Press
Dr Camilla Norman, The University of Sydney — People of Daunia: Voicing the Statue-stelae, The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (UCLA)
Dr Myfany Turpin, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney — Women’s Ceremonial Designs from Willowra, Central Australia; Yawulyu-kurlu: Kuruwarri mardukuja-mardukuja-kurlangu Wirliyajarrayi-wardingki-kirlangu, Aboriginal Studies Press / Bruderlin MacLean Publishing Services
Dr Sabine Cotte — Mirka Mora, A Life of Making Art, Thames and Hudson Australia, in partnership with State Library of Victoria.
Dr Kate Fullagar — Faces of Empire: Three Eighteenth-Century Lives, Yale University Press.
Dr Iva Glisic — The Futurist Files: Avant-Garde, Politics and Ideology in Russia, 1905-1930, Northern Illinois University Press.
Dr Margaret Hutchison — Painting War: A History of Australia’s Official Art Scheme of the Great War, Cambridge University Press.
Associate Professor Kama Maclean — British India, White Australia: Overseas Indians, Intercolonial Relations and the Empire, UNSW Press.
Dr Susan Potter — Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema, University of Illinois Press.
Dr Susan Russell — “His great genius was to make landscapes”: The Roman Years of Herman van Swanevelt (c. 1603-1655), Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome.
Dr Stephen Whiteman — Constructing Kangxi: Landscape, Image, and Ideology in Early Modern China, University of Washington Press.
Dr Alix Beeston — In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen
Dr Luke Keogh — The Plant Box
Dr Adelina Modesti — Women’s Patronage and Gendered Cultural Networks in Early Modern Europe: Vittoria della Rovere Grand Duchess of Tuscany (1622-1694)
Dr Jessica Priebe — François Boucher and the Luxury of Art in Paris, 1703-1770: Artist, Collector, and Connoisseur
Dr Lynne Swarts — Gender, Nation, and Orientalism in Early Zionist Art: the Female Images of E.M. Lilien
Dr Kevin Brianton ― Hollywood Divided: The 1950 Screen Directors Guild Meeting and the Impact of the Blacklist
Dr Alexandra Dellios — Controversy, Containment and Control: A History of Resistance at Bonegilla Migrant Centre
Dr Julia Erhart — Gendering History on Screen: Women Filmmakers and Historical Films
Dr Elizabeth Hartrick — The Magic Lantern in Colonial Australia and New Zealand
Dr Paul Irish — Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney
Dr Yasuko Kobayashi — Desire Bound: Identity of a Malay Minority in Singapore
Dr Diana Kostyrko — Journal of a Transatlantic Art Dealer, Rene Gimpel 1918-1939: Text in Context
Dr Anna Rosenbaum — From the Centre to the Edge: Czechoslovak – Australian Relations 1920-1945 and Jewish Refugees
Dr Anna Scheer — Christoph Schlingensief: Staging Chaos, Performing Politics and Theatrical Phantasmagorias
Dr Robert Skelly — Hiri Voyage: Archaeology of Long-Distance Maritime Trade Along the South Coast of Papua New Guinea
Dr Jeannine Baker― Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam
Dr Catherine Bishop― Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney
Dr Liz Conor ― Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women
Dr Victoria Duckett― Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film
Dr Dorottya Fabian ― A Musicology of Performance: Theory and Method Based on Bach’s Solos for Violin
Dr Nicholas Fischer ― The Spider Web: The Birth of American Anti-Communism
Dr Claire Higgins ― Asylum by Boat
Dr Jane-Heloise Nancarrow ― The Roman Past in Anglo-Norman England
Dr Sheridan Palmer― Hegel’s Owl: The Biography of Bernard Smith
Dr Noah Riseman― Defending Australia, Defending Indigenous Rights: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service since 1945
Dr Robert Wellington ― The Visual Histories of Louis XIV: Artifacts for a Future Past
Professor Jaynie Anderson OSI FAHA ― The Multiple Legacies of Bernard Smith
Dr Simon Creak― Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos
Dr Lachlan Grant ― Australian Soldiers in Asia and the Pacific in WWII
Dr Julianna Grigg ― The Philosopher King and the Pictish Nation
Dr David Henderson ― Nazis in Our Midst? The Untold Story of the Internment of Germans in Australia during the Second World War
Dr Murray Johnson ― Van Diemen’s Land: An Aboriginal History
Professor Vincent Megaw FAHA ― Early Celtic art: a supplement
Dr Chris Owen ―Weather hot, flies troublesome…’: Police in the Kimberley District 1882-1901
Dr Morgan Richards ―Wild Visions: the BBC and the Rise of Wildlife Documentary
Professor Geraldine Barnes ―The Bookish Riddarasögur: Writing Romance in Late Medieval Iceland
Professor James Donald ―Black Stars, Jazz Modernisms: African-American Culture in Twentieth Century Europe
Dr Leah Gerber― Tracing a Tradition: The Translation of Australian Children’s Fiction into German from 1945 to Present
Dr Cameron Muir ― The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An Environmental History
Professor Mary Roberts FAHA ― Istanbul Exchanges: Ottomans, Orientalists and Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture
Dr Celeste Rodriquez Louro ― Perspectivas teoricas y experimantales sobre el espanol de la Argentina
Dr Matthew Stavros ― Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital
Dr Michelle Antoinette ― Images that Quiver: The In/Visible Geographies of ‘Southeast Asian’ Contemporary Art
Dr Melissa Bellanta ― Larrikins: A History
Dr Andrea Bubenik ― Reframing Albrecht Dürer: The Appropriation of Art, 1528-1700
Dr Jessica Harriden ― The Authority of Influence: Women and Power in Burmese History
Dr Anna Hickey-Moody ― Youth, Arts and Education
Dr Helen Kilpatrick ― Miyazawa Kenji’s Buddhist Nature: The Pictorialised Kenji
Associate Professor Nicole Moore ― The Censor’s Library: A New History of Literary Censorship in Australia
Dr Ethan Blue ― Doing Time in the Depression
Professor Ann McGrath OAM FASSA FAHA ― Gurindji Journey
Dr Sebastiana Nervegna ― Menander in Antiquity: The Contexts of Reception
Dr Emily O’Gorman ― Flood Country: An Environmental History of the Murray-Darling Basin
Dr Kathleen Olive ― The Codex Rustici and the World of Fifteenth-Century Florence
Dr Robyn Veal ― Fuelling Pompeii
Dr Christine Winter ― Looking After One’s Own: The Rise of Nationalism and the Politics of the Neuendettelsauer Mission in Germany, New Guinea and Australia (1921-1933)
Dr Erin Brannigan ― Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image
Dr Thomas Burton ― William Barnes’s Dialect Poems: A Pronunciation Guide
Dr Scott Charlesworth ― Early Christian Gospels: Their Production and Transmission
Dr Melissa Gress ― Work’s Intimacy
Dr Heather Jackson FAHA ― Jebel Khalid on the Euphrates Vol.III: The Pottery
Dr Peggy James ― Cosmopolitan Conservationists: Greening Modern Sydney 1910-1960
Professor Margaret Kartomi AM FAHA ― Musical Journeys in Sumatra
Professor Kirsten McKenzie FAHA ― A Swindler’s Progress: Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty
Professor Nerida Newbigin FAHA ― Acting on Faith: The Confraternity of the Gonfalone in Renaissance Rome
Dr Andrea Rizzi ― The Historia Imperiale by Riccobaldo of Ferrara translated by Matteo Maria Bolardo
Dr Claire Roberts FAHA ― Correspondences: Friendship and the Crisis in 20th Century Chinese Art, Huang Binhing (1865-1955) and Fou Lei (1908-1966)
Professor Susan Sheridan FAHA ― Nine Lives
Professor Paul Carter ― Dark Writing
Dr David Nichols ― Community: Making Modern Australia
Dr Grace Karskens ― The Colony: A History of Early Sydney
Dr Cheah Hwei-Fe’n ― Phoenix Rising: Narratives in Nonya Beadwork from the Straits Settlements
Professor John Clark ― Modernities Compared: Chinese and Thai Art in the 1980s and 1990s
Reverend Barbara Allen ― Pigeon
Associate Professor Kenneth Stewart ― The Life of Marcus Clarke by Cyril Hopkins, edited from the manuscript by Laurie Hergenhan, Ken Stewart and Michael Wilding
Dr Mary Cunnane ― The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature
Dr Daniel Anlezark—The Solomon and Saturn Dialogues in MSS CCCC 422 and 41: A Study and Critical Edition
Dr Diane Austin-Broos—After the Invasion: Violence and Imagination in Indigenous Central Australia
Dr Clare Corbould—Becoming African Americans, 1919-1939
Dr Matt Fishburn—Book Burning: A Cultural History
Dr Stephen Gregory—Frustrated Dialogue: Intellectuals and Leftwing Politics in Uruguay, 1958-2006
Dr Michele Grossman—Entangled Subjects: Australian Cross-Cultures of Talk, Text and Modernity
Dr Julie Kalman—Evolutions in Hatred: Antisemitism in Early-Nineteenth Century France
Professor Richard Maltby—Going to the Movies: Hollywood and the Social Experience of Cinema
Dr Jacob Ramsay—Mandarins and Martyrs: The Church and the Nguyen Dynasty in Early Nineteenth-Century Vietnam
Dr Stuart Ripley—A Social History of New South Wales Professional Sculling 1876-1927
Dr Geoff Robinson—When the Labor Party Dreams: Class, Politics and Policy in New South Wales 1930-32
Dr Brigid Rooney—Australian literary activisms: writer intellectuals and the public life of nation
Ms Roslyn Russell—Ever, Manning: Select correspondence of Manning Clark, 1938-1991.
Associate Professor Joanne Scott and Dr Ross Laurie—It’s Showtime: A history of the Brisbane Exhibition
Dr Craig Stockings—The Heirs of ANZAC
Professor Graham Tulloch FAHA—An Edition of Walter Scott’s The Siege of Malta and Bizarro
Dr Jennifer Webb—The Bronze Age Cemeteries at Deneia in Cyprus