International Program

Through its international activities and agreements, the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia promotes scholarly cooperation, facilitates intellectual and scholarly exchanges by Australian social scientists with their academic counterparts overseas, and acts as the Australian national member of international organisations concerned with the social sciences.

The International Program connects social scientists across Australia with unique opportunities for collaborations with the Academy’s institutional partners overseas. International Program grants provide funding for fellows and other researchers from Australia to travel overseas, working in partnership with experts in our partner institutes. Grant selections have a special focus on selecting early career researchers. Recently, grants have been available with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

The call for proposals for the Australia-China Joint Action Program in 2018 is now CLOSED

The results of the 2018 round of applications for the Australia-China Joint Action Program have been decided. Four applications which stood out from the field were successful. They were the following:

  1. Ageing in a Foreign Land and a Homeland: Place, Belonging, and Well-Being of Older Chinese in Australia and China—Assoc. Prof. Shuang Liu (University of Queensland) and Assoc. Research Fellow Lei Wang
  1. Regulating China’s Distant Water Fishing in the Polar Regions—by Dr. Nengye Liu (University of Adelaide) and Prof. Hongyan Liu
  1. Optimal Policies to Promote the Adoption of Renewable Energy Technologies in Australia and China—Dr. Chi Truong (Macquarie) and Dr. Wei Wei
  1. China’s Internet Innovation and Governance in the Xi Jinping Era: Big Initiatives, Power Dynamics, and Global Impacts—Dr. Jian Xu (Deakin) and Dr. Weishan Miao

The application process was competitive, and a number of applications were unsuccessful.

The Academy of Social Sciences is proud to support this worthwhile research.

If you are a Fellow and would like to recommend a new international partnership for the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Secretariat welcomes your feedback.

For more information, please contact:

Dylan Clements
Programs Manager
Email: dylan.clements [at]
Phone: (02) 6249 1788

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