The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia has announced the opening of grant applications for its international research collaboration programs with France and China. This exciting opportunity aims to foster cross-border partnerships and advance social science research on a global scale.

The Academy has a strong commitment to facilitating international research collaboration, and these programs are a key way that we demonstrate our dedication to promoting knowledge exchange and cooperation among researchers from different corners of the world.

Australia-China Joint Action Program Grants

As part of the Australia-China Joint Action Program, the Academy has joined with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) to offer a remarkable opportunity for social scientists. Four grants, each amounting to $7,000 AUD and ¥35,000 RMB, will be awarded to teams of researchers who demonstrate outstanding potential for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

These grants aim to encourage innovative research initiatives that transcend geographical boundaries and address pressing global challenges. By providing financial support to talented social scientists, the Academy aims to nurture groundbreaking projects that contribute to the advancement of knowledge and the betterment of society.

Australia-France Social Science Collaborative Research Program

In collaboration with The Embassy of France in Australia, the Academy is launching the Social Science Collaborative Research Program, designed to foster and reinforce social science collaboration between Australia and France. This initiative underscores the Academy’s commitment to nurturing international partnerships that transcend linguistic and cultural differences to drive meaningful research outcomes.

The 2024 Australia-France Social Science Collaborative Research Program offers grants of up to $5,000 AUD for projects that emphasise collaboration and innovation. By encouraging joint efforts between Australian and French researchers, the Academy aims to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and expertise, ultimately contributing to the advancement of social science knowledge and its application to real-world challenges.

How to Apply

Researchers and teams interested in these exciting opportunities can learn more about the application process and eligibility criteria on the International Grants page. The deadline for submitting applications is 1 November 2023.