InASA is pleased to announce that Dr Andreas Dorrer from Melbourne University is the 2022 recipient of the InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme. Congratulations!
In 2018, the International Australian Studies Association (InASA) established a publishing subsidy scheme designed to assist early career researchers working in Australian Studies. The subsidy is designed to assist early career researchers in a publishing venture, or for the inclusion of essential items such as illustrations, photographs or maps. It is administered by a sub-committee made up of executive members of InASA. The 2022 sub-committee was Associate Professor Anthea Taylor (University of Sydney), Dr Julie Kimber (Swinburne) and Professor Noah Riseman (ACU).
The sub-committee was impressed with Dr Dorrer’s application and how Dr Dorrer intends to use the specified funds toward the publication of the forthcoming book Der Erste Weltkrieg: Erinnerungskulturen in Deutschland und Australien // The First World War: Cultures of Remembrance in Germany and Australia.
Please note that the 2023 InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme is expected to open in early 2023.
The 2022 InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme Guidelines
This publishing subsidy is designed to assist early career researchers working in Australian Studies.
Eligibility / Selection Criteria:
Applications are assessed by a sub-committee established by the InASA executive. The committee will rate applications according to academic merit and demonstrated financial need for a subsidy. Applications should be accompanied by evidence of publication plans such as a book contract or other demonstrated pathway to publication (see application procedure below). Priority is given to works that require a subsidy for their viability as a publishing venture, or for the inclusion of essential items such as illustrations, photographs or maps. Applicants need to prove that they have limited access to funds to complete publication of the work, or that without the subsidy the work would be published with difficulty.
Please note that a Publication Subsidy cannot be awarded to books that are published before the committee makes its determination.
While InASA membership is not a precondition for applying for this subsidy, if the application is successful InASA membership is a prerequisite to accepting the subsidy.
Early Career Researcher: For the purposes of this subsidy InASA’s definition of an ECR is an individual who is within five years of the award of their PhD. The InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme sub-committee has discretion to vary this limit if evidence of significant career disruption can be documented. PhD students are not eligible to apply until their thesis has passed examination.
Up to $1,500
Applications must include all of the following:
- A cover sheet signed and dated by the applicant.
- A completed Application Form (downloaded from the InASA website).
- A synopsis of the project (3–5 pages).
- A book contract or other evidence from a publisher demonstrating acceptance of the work for publication.
- Peer review report(s) commissioned by a publisher recommending publication OR an assessment of the work by a recognised scholar in the field. The scholarly report cannot be from the applicant’s PhD supervisors.
Feedback will not be provided to unsuccessful applicants.
Closing Date: 5pm (AEST), 1 June 2022
Submission: Please submit applications to A/Prof Anthea Taylor, Chair, InASA ECR Publication Scheme Committee, International Australian Studies Association (InASA): firstname.lastname@example.org.