What is the Workshops Program?

The Academy Workshops Program offers Australian social scientists financial assistance to host multidisciplinary workshops which aim to advance research and policy agendas on nationally important issues. The Academy supports up to eight workshops each year with funding to a maximum of $9,000 (excl GST).

Its purpose 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.

“Their purpose is not to educate the public or general body of Fellows but to bring together small groups of expert and highly motivated scholars to consider and foster the development of research in a particular area of great importance to society.”

Professor Peter Karmel AC, Academy President 1987 – 90

Over the past 30 years the Academy is pleased to have been the catalyst for over 185 workshops involving thousands of leading experts across Australia.

Workshops Program Applications

Applications to the Workshops Program 2022 have now closed.  To view the recipient announcement click here.

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    Workshops funded in the current round

    DateWorkshop TitleConvenors and InstitutionKeywordsWorkshop RoundDisciplineInstitution
    2022_09Global Orders: Past and Present
    Workshops Program 2022 | $9,000
    George Lawson with Iain MacGillivray and Christian Reus-Smit | Australian National UniversityEast/West global order2022Australian National University
    2022_09Policy responses to the experience of refugee and asylum seeker women in Australia: A political values perspective
    Workshops Program 2022 | $7,770
    Bomikazi Zeka with Heba Batainah, Linda Botterill, and Michael Walsh | The University of CanberraRefugees, Women, Policy2022The University of Canberra
    2022_07Building the recovery: Creating decent working futures in Australia
    Workshops Program 2022 | $8,950
    Ariadne Vromen with Rae Cooper, Brendan Churchill, and Josh Healy | Australian National UniversityFuture of work, Workplace, Pandemics2022Australian National University
    2022_07Building education systems for equity and inclusion
    Workshops Program 2022 | $9,000
    Scott Eacott with Eileen Baldry | UNSW SydneySchool education, Equity, Educational outcomes2022UNSW Sydney
    2022_10Co-creating a policy pathway to assist Australia in meeting its commitment of halving food waste by 2030
    Workshops Program 2022 | $9,000
    Gamithri Karunasena with David Pearson, Sarah Wheeler, and Francesca Goodman-Smith | Central Queensland UniversityFood futures, Food waste, Policy2022Central Queensland University
    2022_06Computational social science in Australia: Approaches, capabilities, and opportunities
    Workshops Program 2022 | $8,928
    Olga Boichak with Nick Enfield and Simon Jackman | The University of SydneySocial sciences, Research capabilities, Digital futures2022The University of Sydney
    2022_07From Theory to Practice: Leveraging Feminist Approaches to Care at a Time of Crisis
    Workshops Program 2022 | $9,000
    Megan Warin with Chris Beasley and Sophie Chao | The University of AdelaideCrises, Gender, Women, Care, Pandemic2022The University of Adelaide
    2022_11Post Pandemic Positions: Australian NGOs and education in a century of internationalism - students, experts and friends
    Workshops Program 2022 | $7,796
    David Lowe with Kate Darian-Smith, Jon Piccini, and Melanie Oppenheimer | Deakin UniversityInternational students, Education exports, Australia, Pandemics2022Deakin University
    2022_04Age Friendly Universities and Age-Aware Curriculum Developmentin the Decade of Healthy Ageing
    Workshops Program 2022 | $2,382
    Nancy A Pachana with Alphia Possamai-Inesedy, Stephen Birch, and Peta Cook | The University of QueenslandUniversity education, Ageing, Age-friendly2022The University of Queensland
    2021_06Global food supply chains in a world
    on the edge

    Workshops Program 2021 | $9,000
    Dr Victoria Stead, with Professor Jon Altman and A/Professor Melinda
    Hinkson | Deakin University
    Food systems, supply chains, global market, food crises, food shocks, consumer ethics, resilience2021Deakin University
    2022_02Tackling Gender Inequality through the Law: Improving Accountability for Gender-Responsive Laws at the Domestic Level
    Findings | Policy proposal
    Workshops Program 2020 | $9,000
    Prof Diane Kirkby FAHA FASSA, with Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa | University of Technology Sydney (UTS)Law and gender, women, domestic law, migration, gender-based violence, international women's rights, reproductive control, politics, gender legislative index2020University of Technology Sydney

    For more information contact:

    Isabel Ceron, Policy Analyst
    Email: isabel.ceron@socialsciences.org.au
    Phone: 0418 909 233