The Academy is pleased to announce nine recipients of funding through its Workshop Program for 2022. These workshops will address a broad range of critical research and social policy issues by bringing together diverse, multidisciplinary groups of experts to identify issues and discuss potential strategies and solutions.

  • Global Orders: Past and Present, led by George Lawson (Australian National University)
  • Policy Responses to The Experience of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Women in Australia: A Political Values Perspective, led by Bomikazi Zeka (The University of Canberra)
  • Building the Recovery: Creating Decent Working Futures in Australia, led by Fellow Ariadne Vromen (Australian National University)
  • Building Education Systems for Equity and Inclusion, led by Scott Eacott (UNSW Sydney)
  • Co-creating a Policy Pathway to Assist Australia in Meeting its Commitment of Halving Food Waste by 2030, led by Gamithri Karunasena (Central Queensland University)
  • Computational Social Science in Australia: Approaches, Capabilities, and Opportunities, led by Olga Boichak (The University of Sydney)
  • From Theory to Practice: Leveraging Feminist Approaches to Care at a Time of Crisis, led by Fellow Megan Warin (The University of Adelaide)
  • Post Pandemic Positions: Australian NGOs and Education in a Century of Internationalism – Students, Experts and Friends, led by Fellow David Lowe (Deakin University)
  • Age-Friendly Universities and Age-Aware Curriculum Development in the Decade of Healthy Ageing, led by Fellow Nancy A. Pachana (The University of Queensland).

The Academy Workshops Program has been operating for over 30 years bringing Australian social scientists together to advance research and policy agendas on nationally important issues. The Academy supports 8-10 workshops each year with funding up to $9,000.

The purpose of the Program is to be a catalyst for innovative ideas in social science research and social policy, to build capability amongst young researchers and to foster networks across social science disciplines and with practitioners from government, the private sector, and the community sector on issues of common concern.

To know more about the Workshops Program and register to be alerted of future rounds, visit our website at