The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia was established in 1971 to recognise and champion excellence in the social sciences and to provide evidence-based advice on a range of social policy issues.
The Academy compromises an elected Fellowship of almost 700 distinguished Australian social science researchers and professionals who work together to:
- Provide advice to governments on issues of national importance;
- Promote understanding and awareness of the social sciences; and
- Coordinate international cooperation and collaboration in the social sciences.
The Academy is an independent, non-government organisation committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the social sciences; particularly the involvement and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.