Under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiatives scheme, the Australian Government will support projects in Australian society, history and culture.  
Up to $12 million in total funding for up to three years, will be available to support research grants with funding between $20,000 and $100,000 per year.  The funding will be available for research on Australian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society, history, culture, literature, art, music, politics and geography.
More information on the scheme will be available in the near future.