Australian Academy of the Humanities – Grants and Awards Applications

Applications now open for our 2018 grants and awards

Every year, we offer a series of prestigious grants and awards that promote excellence in the humanities and support the next generation of scholars and practitioners.

We are pleased to announce that applications for the following grants and awards are now open and will close at AEST 5:00pm Wednesday 4 April, 2018.

Medal for Excellence in Translation

The Medal for Excellence in Translation is a major national award that recognises outstanding achievement in translation and the vital role of translators and translation in Australian culture and scholarly discourse. The Medal is awarded biennially for a book-length translation into English of a work of any genre (including scholarship) from any language and period.

Max Crawford Medal

The Max Crawford Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for excellence and promise in the humanities. It is presented biennially to an Australian-based early career scholar, whose research and publications make an exceptional contribution to the understanding of their discipline by the general public. The Medal has been awarded since 1992 and recipients have gone on to forge strong careers in the Australian humanities community.

The Medal celebrates the outstanding career of eminent historian and Academy Foundation Fellow Emeritus Professor R. M. (Max) Crawford OBE FAHA. This award has been made possible by a generous bequest to the Academy by Professor Crawford.

Humanities Travelling Fellowships

Our Humanities Travelling Fellowships offer grants of up to $4000 to support Australian early career researchers to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other materials and connecting with international researchers and networks.

Publication Subsidy Scheme

Our Publication Subsidy Scheme offers grants of up to $3000 to support the publication of high quality scholarly works by Australian-based academics.

This year, applications are being accepted for The Sir Frederick and Peter White Fund – a $500 subsidy to support archaeological publications. Applicants can apply to the Fund for a stand-alone subsidy or in addition to the maximum $3000 available through the Publication Subsidy Scheme.

Before applying for any of our grants or awards, please review the nomination guidelines for further details regarding eligibility, selection criteria, supporting material, and conditions.

All applications are to be made via our online application system by AEST 5:00pmWednesday 4 April, 2018.