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.

The objectives of the grant opportunity 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, through the research projects, into the formation, development and standing of Australian society, history and culture; and
  • increase research capacity in Australia.

 

All accountable authorities and officials must use GrantConnect to publish all Grant Opportunities, all Grant Opportunity Guidelines and all addenda/alterations.

The ARC will no longer publish Grant Opportunity Guidelines (formerly known as Funding Rules) on our website.

The Grant Guidelines for the Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture are now available on GrantConnect.

While the Grant Guidelines are available to view, you will need to sign in or create a User Registration account in GrantConnect to access all relevant documentation for Grant Opportunities.

For further information on GrantConnect, please refer to the ARC GrantConnect information page or the GrantConnect website

Key Documents and Information for the Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture