23 March 2020

On 27 February 2020, a new ARC grant opportunity opened—the Special Research Initiative (SRI) for Australian Society, History and Culture.

This SRI supports excellent research into all aspects of Australian society, history and culture from our ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander beginnings to modern-day Australia.

A total of $12 million has been made available for this grant opportunity, with between $20,000 and $100,000 available per project per year, for up to three years.

Researchers are encouraged to undertake investigations into 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 origins and the events that have shaped it. Grants will be decided through a competitive peer-review process.

Applications are open for this grant opportunity, and will close on Wednesday, 22 April 2020, with projects to be awarded and funding commencing in 2020.