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Australia gets $12m shot in the arm for social science


Australian Research Council scheme offers rare opportunity for social sciences and humanities researchers

In January, Australia’s education minister Dan Tehan announced a major cash boost for the humanities and social sciences, with $12 million in prioritised funding for research into Australian society, history and culture.

The money is ring-fenced within the Australian Research Council’s budget as a ‘special research initiative’ which will support up to 40 projects with between $20,000 and $100,000 per year for up to three years. The funding call opened in late February and closes on 22 April.

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