Workshop Program

Workshop Applications

The call for proposals for workshops to be held in 2019-2020 is now closed.

Decisions on the outcome of this round of applications will be decided and communicated to applicants before the end of the year. Shortly after that, the 2019-20 program of workshops will be added to the website.

The call for proposals for the next round of funding in ASSA’s Workshop Program grant will be made in May 2019.

The Workshop Program

The Workshop Program is a principal component of the Academy’s promotion of excellence in social science research. Through the Workshop Program, the Academy facilitates collective intellectual work in the social sciences. Its aim is to position itself at the forefront of science science research, to identify issues of national concern, and to focus the attentions of specialists in the social sciences on them in order to advance the knowledge.

The workshops are interdisciplinary gatherings of around 20 experts, primarily academic, but often also including government, community, and private sector representatives, as well as at least two early career researchers. They meet for two days to discuss and debate an issue of contemporary importance to the social sciences and public policy.

The Workshop Program provides a valuable arena for intellectual exchange and innovation, a mechanism for exploring connections between research and policy, and a means of supporting early career researchers. The program also helps establish and develop research collaborations and networks.

Workshop attendance is by invitation only. So workshops are not open to the public—although an analytical summary is produced on the outcome of the workshop and published on the website. Additionally, most workshops result in a publication.

Workshops will be funded to a maximum of $9,000, which includes provision for $1,500 towards the cost of a digested analysis paper.

Click here to see the successful list of workshops for 2019 – 2020.

Click here to see the successful list of workshops for 2018 – 2019.

Click here to see a full list of the Academy’s workshops.


Please contact Dylan Clements for more information, or with any inquiries you might have.

Dylan Clements
Programs Manager
Phone: (02) 6249 1788

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