Workshop Program grants

The Workshop Program is a principal component of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia's (ASSA) promotion of excellence in research in the social sciences. By means of the Workshop Program the academy is a major facilitator of collective intellectual work in the social sciences in Australia. The aim of the Workshop Program is to identify issues of national concern in the social sciences and to focus specialist attention on them. A related aim is to position the Workshop Program at the cutting edge of social science research in this country.

More about the Workshop Program grants

The Workshop Program is a competitive program bestowing grants to assist social sciences researchers to convene a two-day, multidisciplinary research workshop to explore an issue of contemporary importance for the social sciences and/or public policy. 

The Workshop Program has been recognised as providing an important arena for intellectual exchange and innovation, a mechanism for exploring linkages between research and policy, and as a valuable means of supporting early career researchers. An indirect, but valuable, outcome of the program has been the establishment of many continuing research collaborations and networks, often multi-disciplinary in nature. The program positions the academy at the cutting edge of social science research in Australia.

In the recent past, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) has funded around 6 workshops each program year, with a usual maximum grant of $9,000  which includes provision for $1500 towards the cost of a digested analysis paper. The number of workshops funded and the amount allocated depend on the academy's overall budget, which is subject to change.  The Workshop Program is administered by the Workshop Committee.

The call for proposals for 2017-2018 Workshop Program round is now OPEN. Please visit  http://www.assa.edu.au/programs/workshop for more information and to download the guidelines and the application form for the next round. 

For more information, please contact:
Mr Murray Radcliffe
Deputy Director
murray.radcliffe [at] assa.edu.au
+61 .2 62491788