Purpose and Principles
Our Purpose: To recognise and champion excellence in social science. Our Principles: Excellence Independence Integrity Acknowledgment and Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
History of the Academy
The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) promotes excellence and encourages outstanding achievement in the social sciences in Australia. Established in 1971, replacing its parent body the Social Science Research Council of Australia, itself founded in 1942, the academy is an independent, interdisciplinary body of elected Fellows. It is an autonomous, non-governmental organisation, devoted to the advancement of knowledge and research in the various social sciences.
About the Social Sciences
The social sciences impact almost every aspect of society. Social scientists build our collective knowledge in areas including society’s institutions and structures, its histories and its people. There is a broad range of social science disciplines represented by the Academy, including: Society, Politics and Culture (including sociology, anthropology, geography, Indigenous studies, linguistics and other fields) […]
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Donations and Bequests
Your tax-exempt contribution will assist ASSA to strengthen the impact of social science research and knowledge for the betterment of Australian society. The academy has a vision for the future, and is enhancing its programs to better fulfil its mandate.