The call for applications is currently closed
The 2025 round will open in early 2024.
This award is aimed at postgraduate students and other researchers with expertise in the history of Australian science. Its purpose is to support access to archives that record the history of science in Australia, especially by younger researchers, and it can be used towards travel and accommodation costs.
A total of $10,000 (GST exclusive) is available biennially, this was increased from $5,000 after the 2023 awarding round. This will generally be awarded to one person, but may be split between candidates at the selection committee’s discretion.
Applications are to be completed through an online form found through using the Appl. button found on the left of this webpage when the round is open.
Applications must include the following:
Funded activities are normally expected to have been undertaken within two years from the date of award. Awardees may apply for extensions due to extenuating circumstances or to apply for variations to remove or adapt to barriers encountered to their planned research or travel.
Applications are assessed by a committee of scientists with diverse expertise based on the assessed competitiveness of the proposal. The Academy is not able to enter into discussion or correspondence regarding the reasons why an application is successful or not.
This award is open to nominations for candidates from all genders.
Applicants can only receive funding from the same research or travelling research award once in a three-award year period.
Applicants may apply for more than one award but can only receive one Academy travelling or research award per calendar year.
Supporting institutes and awardees are required to ensure that any research they undertake that is funded by the Australian Academy of Science adheres to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of research, severe breach of these codes may result in the withdrawal of current and refusal of future funding support. Research involving Indigenous Australians must comply with the Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies.
The 2023 award round was the last annual award round.
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