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Fellowship: ANU Humanities Research Centre

Applications for the 2024 ANU Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowship Program on the theme of “Time, Place, Everywhen” are now open.

Applications close Friday 20 October 2023

2024 marks the 50th year of the ANU Humanities Research Centre (HRC). To celebrate, the HRC is supporting research into different ideas of time and place and paying respect to Indigenous people through the theme of ‘everywhen’.

Everywhen brings together a sense of ever-present time with people, culture, law, the landscape and cosmos. While the term is associated with ANU anthropologist W.E.H Stanner, the fusion of time and place has deep origins and broad application.

Via research projects, as well as lectures, advocacy and art, the HRC invites world-class Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers to showcase the flourishing of the humanities and cognate fields by addressing the following questions and topics.

  • How have people from around the world and throughout history integrated time and place?
  • How can different conceptions of time and place unsettle practices of assimilation, extraction, and domination?
  • Regenerative approaches to knowledge and culture in higher education and the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector.
  • Everywhen-related examples of art, activism, public engagement and collaboration that advance truth telling, healing and belonging.
  • Through studies of language, literature, religion, material culture and history, what can be known and registered about everywhen and what can’t be?

How can changing ideas of time and place foster creativity and wellbeing?

2024 marks the 50th year of the ANU Humanities Research Centre (HRC). To celebrate, the HRC is supporting research into different ideas of time and place and paying respect to Indigenous people through the theme of ‘everywhen’.

Everywhen brings together a sense of ever-present time with people, culture, law, the landscape and cosmos. While the term is associated with ANU anthropologist W.E.H Stanner, the fusion of time and place has deep origins and broad application.

Via research projects, as well as lectures, advocacy and art, the HRC invites world-class Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers to showcase the flourishing of the humanities and cognate fields by addressing the following questions and topics.

  • How have people from around the world and throughout history integrated time and place?
  • How can different conceptions of time and place unsettle practices of assimilation, extraction, and domination?
  • Regenerative approaches to knowledge and culture in higher education and the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector.
  • Everywhen-related examples of art, activism, public engagement and collaboration that advance truth telling, healing and belonging.
  • Through studies of language, literature, religion, material culture and history, what can be known and registered about everywhen and what can’t be?
  • How can changing ideas of time and place foster creativity and wellbeing?

More details on ANU website

2023 ANZAMEMS Early Career Fellows Announced

In 2023 ANZAMEMS will fund three Early Career Fellowships to support the development of early career researchers in pursuing advanced research and publication in medieval studies, early modern studies, and medievalism.

We are very excited to announce the following scholars have been appointed ANZAMEMS Early Career Fellows for 2023.

  • Dr Matthew Firth (Flinders University): ‘Medieval Life Writing and the Construction of Reputation’
  • Dr Roberta Kwan (Macquarie University/University of Sydney): ‘Ancient Ethic for Uncertain Times: Reimagining Neighbourliness with Shakespeare’
  • Dr Amy Sinclair (The University of Melbourne/Deakin University): ‘Risk and Dissimulation in Early Modern Feminism’

Bursary: Centre for the History of Emotions (ANZAMEMS Conference)

The Centre for the History of Emotions at the University of Western Australia, and the Australian Chapter for the Society of the History of Emotions, are pleased to offer a limited number of travel bursaries (of a minimum of $500AUD) to scholars presenting on any emotions-related topic at the 2024 ANZAMEMS Conference in Christchurch, NZ. HDR students and Early Career Researchers (PhDs completed within the past 7 years) will receive priority, as will those presenting on the conference theme, but everyone with an emotions topic is encouraged to apply. Offers of bursaries are conditional on acceptance of papers.

Applications should include an abstract of the paper to be presented, a short bio explaining the applicant’s status (HDR, ECR, etc.) in academia, and a short CV.

Applications and any queries should be directed to Kirk Essary at kirk.essary@uwa.edu.au.

Deadline: 1 October.

Applications Open: AHA ECR Fellowship and General Thesis Prize

The Australian Historical Association (AHA) has recently opened its Early Career Researcher Fellowship for applications and its General History Thesis Prize for expressions of interest.

AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship

The AHA Early Career Researcher Fellowship is designed to provide financial support to those who have completed their doctorate but are yet to secure their first academic post (including post-doctoral fellowships) or relevant position in history elsewhere.

The Fellowship is an annual prize of $11,000, commencing in January of the year of the award, for a period of 12 months. It provides $10,000 to support financially an early career researcher in undertaking career-building research and publication activities, such as the preparation of a book manuscript or the writing of articles and/or book chapters in the year of the fellowship. The stipend can be used for living expenses, research costs towards a specific publication project and other costs associated with writing and publication.

The remaining $1000 will be paid to support the recipient to attend the annual AHA conference. It is a condition of the scholarship that the recipient submit an abstract for the annual conference for the year of the award, and present if accepted. Participation in other conference activities is expected.

The AHA will also appoint a mentor to provide the Fellow with academic mentorship and career advice.

For further details see: https://theaha.org.au/awards-and-prizes/aha-early-career-researcher-fellowship/

AHA General History Thesis Prize

The AHA’s General History Thesis Prize is awarded to the best postgraduate thesis in History (excluding Australian history).

The Prize of $2,500 is presented at the AHA annual Conference.

The Prize is to be used to assist in the transformation of the thesis into one or more publications. For example, it can be used as a publishing subsidy and/or for living expenses, including childcare costs. The Prize can also be used towards other expenses associated with publication, such as the cost of carrying out extra research, funding permissions, copyright fees or illustrations (these examples are not exhaustive).

The nominated postgraduate thesis must have been passed in the year prior to the year of the Prize. The majority of the thesis must not be published prior to the Prize being awarded.

For further details see: https://theaha.org.au/awards-and-prizes/aha-general-history-thesis-prize/

Applications Open: 2024 National Library of Australia Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 2024 National Library of Australia Scholarships and the 2024 Asia Study Grants. 

The National Library of Australia Scholarships support PhD students who require access to the National Library’s collections to assist their postgraduate research. There are six scholarships available in 2024, with two specifically designated for Australian First Nations students. The Asia Study Grants provide both academics and PhD students with the opportunity to research the Library’s Asian language and Asia-related collections for four weeks.  Up to five grants will be awarded in 2024.

Guidelines for these scholarships and grants as well as links to the online application forms are available online at https://www.nla.gov.au/about/fellowships-scholarships-and-grants/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Applications will close on Monday 26 June 2023.

Australian Academy of the Humanities Grants and Awards Open

Applications and nominations are now open for two of our most prestigious awards: the John Mulvaney Fellowship and the Max Crawford Medal.

About the John Mulvaney Fellowship:
Supporting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander ECRs
We’re looking for exceptional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early career researchers and PhD students working in any area of the humanities!

  • applications must be lodged electronically by 5pm AEST Friday 28 April 2023
  • self-nominations are accepted
  • selection criteria are based on: rigour of the research, likely impact, potential to engage/benefit the community.

For Further information on the John Mulvaney Fellowship please see this website.

About the Max Crawford Medal:
Recognising ECRs for achievement & promise in the humanities
Do you know a humanities early-career scholar whose work is helping the general public better understand their discipline? Nominate them now!

  • nominations must be lodged electronically by 5pm AEST Friday 28 April 2023
  • self-nominations are not accepted
  • selection criteria are based on: quality and impact, enrichment of cultural life, media/genre and goal focussed.

For further information on the Max Crawford Medal please see this website.

Australian Academy of the Humanities Grants Opening

The following AAH Grants are opening soon! Please see the website for more details.

Humanities Travelling Fellowships 2022
Submissions for the Humanities Travelling Fellowships 2022 will open at 9:00AM 14 February 2022 (AEDT).
Submissions close 5:00PM 25 March 2022 (AEDT)

John Mulvaney Fellowship 2022
Submissions for the John Mulvaney Fellowship 2022 will open at 9:00AM 14 February 2022 (AEDT).
Submissions close 5:00PM 25 March 2022 (AEDT)

Max Crawford Medal 2022
Submissions for the Max Crawford Medal 2022 will open at 9:00AM 14 February 2022 (AEDT).
Submissions close 5:00PM 25 March 2022 (AEDT)

Medal for Excellence in Translation 2022
Submissions for the Medal for Excellence in Translation 2022 will open at 9:00AM 14 February 2022 (AEDT).
Submissions close 5:00PM 25 March 2022 (AEDT)

Publication Subsidy Scheme 2022
Submissions for the Publication Subsidy Scheme 2022 will open at 9:00AM 14 February 2022 (AEDT).
Submissions close 5:00PM 25 March 2022 (AEDT)

Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage & Environment Fellowships Closing Soon!

CACHE is offering two fellowships for the second half of 2021 in the fields of archaeological science, cultural heritage, and/or environmental heritage. Applications close Tuesday 6th July 2021.

CACHE Early Career Indigenous Australian Research Fellowship
Award: up to $5000
Award Type: HDR, postdoctoral, or heritage/environment professional Indigenous Australian research fellow
Length: Three weeks to six months (must be completed by 15th December, 2021)

CACHE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Award: up to $5000
Award Type: Postdoctoral research fellow
Length: Three weeks to six months (must be completed by 15th December, 2021)

Please refer to the website for full guidelines. Inquiries should be directed to: cache@mq.edu.au.

National Library of Australia Fellowships

The National Library has diverse collections that support, inspire and transform research. Fellowships enable scholars, writers and researchers to conduct intensive research into our collections in a supportive, intellectual and creative environment.

Who should apply?
Fellowships are open to researchers from Australia and overseas undertaking advanced research projects. Seven funded fellowships will be awarded for research areas where the Library’s collections have the depth to support the desired outcomes.

What do Fellows receive?
-an honorarium of AUD1,000 per week for 12 weeks
-travel and accommodation support*
-privileged access to the Library’s collections, staff and resources
-uninterrupted time for research

Additional Honorary Fellowships may be awarded to support research and special access but without financial support.

Applications close 5pm AEST, Monday 26 April, 2021. For guidelines and to apply, see here.