ASSA-CASS Joint Action Program

ASSA presently coordinates a grant program with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). In 2020, four grants will be awarded to teams of social scientists from Australia and CASS. The grant is intended to provide Australian and CASS researchers the opportunity to collaborate in areas of shared interest. It is suited to younger researchers who wish to pursue research opportunities with an international colleague, with the intention this may lead to larger research projects. To apply, researchers must submit a proposal to conduct research with an overseas partner having similar interests. Proposals with an interdisciplinary character are encouraged. The grant can be expended throughout 2020 on air travel, accommodation, and conference-related costs.

The following topics have been identified as priorities for the 2020 program:

1. Urban Development
2. Impact of Technology on Society
3. Population
4. Migration and Immigration
5. Environmental Protection
6. Regional Security and Cooperation
7. National Development Measures and Evaluation
8. New Developments in IT Communication and Commerce

Each application must contain at least one researcher from Australia and one from CASS. As the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) encourages the participation of early-career researchers, one applicant must be fewer than eight years beyond the completion of their PhD.

With approval from ASSA and CASS, each successful project application will be awarded $7,000 AUD to be shared by the Australian scholars and ¥25,000 RMB to be shared by the CASS scholars. An acquittal of funding expenditure, as well as a ~2,000 word article summarising the context of the research question, the outcomes of the research, and directions for future research, is due by Monday 1 March 2021.

The call for proposals for the 2020 ASSA-CASS Joint Action Program is now CLOSED.

Applications are due to ASSA by Friday 1 November 2019

Click here for the application form.

Application forms should be submitted via email to:

Michelle Bruce
Manager – Fellowship, International & Awards
Phone: +61 2 6249 1788

Please contact Michelle Bruce for more information, or with any queries you might have.