The Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Academy and providing administrative support of Academy programs, including: Facilitating links between the Executive Committee, Fellows of the Academy, and government Managing the Academy’s programs and events Publishing material on behalf of the Academy Liaising with the public and the media Formulating policy in conjunction […]

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The Academy

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) promotes excellence and encourages outstanding achievement in the social sciences in Australia. Established in 1971, replacing its parent body the Social Science Research Council of Australia, itself founded in 1942, the academy is an independent, interdisciplinary body of elected Fellows. It is an autonomous, non-governmental organisation, devoted to the advancement of knowledge and research in the various social sciences.

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Your tax-exempt contribution will assist ASSA to strengthen the impact of social science research and knowledge for the betterment of Australian society. The academy has a vision for the future, and is enhancing its programs to better fulfil its mandate.

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The Academy is governed by a number of management and program Committees, principally the Executive Committee which meets three times per year. The Committee is comprised of the President, the Executive Director, the Treasurer, Program Committee Chairs, four Panel Chairs, the immediate Past President for the first two years of…

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Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

    ABN: 59 957 839 703
  • Location: 26 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601
  • Postal: GPO Box 1956, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • +61 .2 62491788
  • +61 .2 62474335
  • secretariat@assa.edu.au