The RSA is calling for expressions of interest from suitably qualified academics for funding research projects in the following areas:
- The impact of freethought and secularism in Australia.
- The effectiveness of critical thinking skills teaching in Australian schools.
- The role of experts in media and public policy in Australia.
- Privileges granted by law and government policy to religious groups in Australia.
- The influence of organised religion on healthcare policy and practice in Australia.
There are two categories of grants:
- The Ian Robinson Grants for Emerging Researchers: funding of up to AUD $5,000 to individual emerging researchers.
- The RSA Patrons’ Grants: funding of up to AUD $15,000 to individual researchers or teams of researchers.
Expected output for each grant will include but not be limited to:
- at least one article that could be published in a suitable peer-reviewed journal;
- at least one (for the Ian Robinson Grants) or two (for the Patrons’ Grants) articles for a general audience in outlets such as The Conversation;
- at least one (for the Ian Robinson Grants) or two (for the Patrons’ Grants) presentations of the research output at an RSA event.
Submission requirements & due date
- Applications must be submitted for internal review by 24 March 2021
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are considering applying for this scheme.
- See also: Submitting an application to Research Services for review
- Visit the website for this scheme
- General enquiries: email@example.com