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[Commlist] Call for EOIs for Early Career Research Fellowships in Cultural and Social Research

Tue May 14 06:28:55 GMT 2019

*Call for Expressions of Interest:
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award *

*Applications in Cultural and Social Research*



*The Institute for Culture and Society*

The Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) at Western Sydney University (WSU) was launched in 2012. The Institute is internationally recognised for its intellectual leadership and for pursuing a highly forward-thinking intellectual agenda in social and cultural research in key areas such as urban studies, digital media, globalization, cultural diversity, community economies, critical heritage studies, environmental humanities and social change.

With the continuation of the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme in 2020 (see:, ICS is investing in leading cultural and social researchers from Australia and overseas by supporting innovative and outstanding DECRA proposals from applicants who will be *up to 5 years* *post-PhD *at March 2020.

The objectives of the DECRA scheme are to:

·support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers

·advance promising early career researchers and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways

·enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments

·expand Australia's knowledge base and research capability

·enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities

*Funding *

A DECRA recipient may be awarded ARC funding of up to $142,372 per year of funding. The per annum salary contribution from the ARC is fixed at $102,372 (2020$), including 30% on-costs, and up to a maximum of $40,000 project costs. Salary and/or project costs will not be awarded separately.

Funding for a DECRA Project will commence effective 1 January 2021, unless other arrangements are approved by the ARC.

*ICS Research Program*

ICS’sintegrated research program involves critically inventive work, spearheading collaboration within and beyond the academy and connecting Australian cultural and social research to relevant research in Asia, Europe, North and South America:The research program is currently organised into four program areas:

Cities and Economies <>

Diversity and Globalization <>

Digital Life <>

Heritage and Environment <>

*ICS Research and Researchers*

ICS researchers conductapplied and interdisciplinary research producing cutting-edge work with impact in and across the fields of cultural studies, cultural and human geography, media studies, sociology, anthropology, environmental humanities, cultural economy, science and technology studies, urban studies, Asian studies, education, digital humanities, software studies, and museum and critical heritage studies.

*Expressions of Interest***

ICS will offer expert assistance to DECRA applications where these fit closely with one or more aspects of its research program. Please consult the Institute’s website ( for further details of the Institute’s research program.

To be considered eligible candidates should:

Hold a PhD awarded in up to 5 years prior to March 2020

Have a strong and extensive track record of publications and research impact

Be working in a field closely related to one or more of ICS’ research programs

Please note that applicants seeking the endorsement of ICS need to *submit a CV *in the first instance to (icsro /at/ <mailto:(icsro /at/>by *9am Australian Eastern Standard Time *on *Friday 7 June 2019.* Candidates with competitive track records will then be invited to submit an Expression of Interest. Please note thatEOIswill be due by *9am Australian Eastern Standard Time *on*2 August, **2019, *so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Prospective applicants with further questions may contact Dr Flora Zhong at (icsro /at/ <mailto:(icsro /at/>



*Academic staff in the Institute include*:

Professor Paul James (Director)

A/Professor Juan Salazar (Research Director)

Distinguished Professor Ien Ang

Emeritus Professor Bob Hodge

Emeritus Professor David Rowe

Emeritus Professor Tim Rowse

Professor Kay Anderson

Professor James Arvanitakis

Professor Tony Bennett

Professor Hart Cohen

Professor Katherine Gibson

Professor Gay Hawkins (Engagement Director)

Professor Dick Hobbs

Professor Donald McNeill

Professor Brett Neilson

Professor Greg Noble

Professor Ned Rossiter

Professor Margaret Somerville

Professor Manfred Steger

Professor Deborah Stevenson

ProfessorMegan Watkins (HDR Director)

A/Professor Brett Bennett

A/Professor Robyn Bushell

A/Professor Denis Byrne

A/Professor David Cole

A/Professor Philippa Collin

A/Professor Ann Dadich

A/Professor Jorge Knijnik

A/Professor Alana Lentin

A/Professor George Morgan

A/Professor Anna Pertierra

A/Professor Karen Soldatic

A/Professor Amanda Third

A/Professor Emma Waterton

Dr Kylie Budge

Dr Fiona Cameron

Dr Kiu-wai Chu

Dr Andrea Connor

Dr Louise Crabtree

Dr Ben Dibley

Dr Rae Dufty-Jones

Dr Youqing Fan

Dr Waldo Garrido

Dr Sheree Gregory

Dr Stephen Healy

Dr Kate Huppatz

Dr Isaac Lyne

Dr Liam Magee

Dr Abby Mellick Lopes

Dr Tanya Notley

Dr Bonnie Pang

Dr Keith Parry

Dr Emma Power

Dr Xiang (Tony) Ren

Dr Shanthi Robertson

Dr Hayley Saul

Dr Malini Sur

Dr Teresa Swist

Dr Jessica Weir

Dr Alexandra Wong

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