Skills for New Historians: The ARC for Dummies: Demystifying Research Funding for Historians in Australia

Monday 24 October, 3:30-5pm 
Online via Zoom 
Register now.

We’re delighted to be able to continue the Skills for New Historians seminar series established by the previous ECR Rep team. If you’re not already familiar with it, Skills for New Historians is an online seminar series for discussing some of the key skills and knowledge postgraduate and early career historians need to consider as they move into new phases of their careers. Each seminar is convened by the ECR reps and presents an opportunity to ask learn vital intel, ask questions, and get to know your colleagues, both early career and more senior. Previous seminars have tackled topics such as book proposals, peer review, and non-academic careers, among many others. Recordings of many of these seminars are available to current AHA members here

The next instalment of Skills for New Historians is dedicated to the often-bewildering world of research funding. What is the ARC, what funding schemes does it offer, and what are the eligibility requirements for these schemes? What do terms like ROPE, NIT, and rejoinder actually mean? And what alternatives are there to the ARC when it comes to funding for historical research by ECRs in Australia? This seminar provides an opportunity for ECRs to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about the ARC or the wider research funding landscape in Australia. 

You can submit questions anonymously in advance or participate in the discussion during the seminar. While this seminar is targeted at postgraduate and ECR historians, it is also a welcoming environment for scholars at all career stages to participate. 

For this seminar, we’ll be joined by:

Maddie Barton (Senior Research Officer at Australian Catholic University) 
Ruth Morgan (Director of the Centre for Environmental History at the Australian National University)
Claire E. F. Wright (ARC DECRA Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney)

This seminar will take place on Monday 24 October at 3:30-5pm. 

Registrations are essential. To register, go to the Seminars page on the AHA website, log in using your membership details, and scroll down to Seminar #8: The ARC for Dummies. This will take you to a Google Form to register for the Zoom link and to anonymously submit questions for discussion by the panel. 

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