ARC Executive Director, Prof Joanne Tompkins - Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History & Culture - Zoom Webinar

Course description

Due to COVID-19 the ARC has brought forward this information session.

A Zoom webinar for all three SA Universities will be held on Friday 27 March 2020 from 9:30 -11:00am (ACDT).


Presented by Professor Joanne Tompkins, ARC Executive Director for the discipline of Humanities and the Creative Arts, this session will provide information about the scheme.

As the discipline specialist, Professor Tompkins will be offering discipline insight into shaping applications.

Time is allocated to answering questions.


If you are available to participate please register for the webinar at: 

Upon registration you will receive an email with further details regarding joining the webinar, including how to submit questions.

Worth $12 million in total funding for up to three years, the scheme will be available to support research grants between $20,000 and $100,000 per year for research on Australian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society, history, culture, literature, art, music, politics and geography.

The objective of the grants are to:

  • support excellent research into Australian society, history and culture; and
  • build Australian research capacity in this area by supporting researchers of the highest international standing as well as foster high-quality postdoctoral researchers

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are to:

  • advance understanding into the formation, development and standing of Australian society, history and culture; and
  • increase research capacity in Australia

The Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture grant opportunity support excellent research into all aspects of Australian society, history and culture from ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander beginnings to modern-day Australia. Research can be in a range of diverse areas of Australian life including community, institutions, literature, art, music, philosophy. language, media, politics and geography. Research funded under this grant opportunity is intended to give a greater understanding about modern Australia, including its origin and the events that have shaped it.

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Type of course

Information session

Who should attend

  • All researchers and research support staff looking to apply into this initiative

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