Call for EoIs: Future Fellowships in Cultural & Social Research

Alon Lischinsky alischinsky at
Tue Aug 20 09:24:50 UTC 2013

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Call for Expressions of Interest:
Future Fellowship applications in Cultural and Social Research

Institute for Culture and Society

The Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) within the University of
Western Sydney (UWS) was launched in 2012. ICS is a major national and
international centre for the pursuit of engaged interdisciplinary
cultural and social research. Rated 5 (“well above world standard”)
for Cultural Studies in the 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia
(ERA) rankings, the Institute coordinates interdisciplinary cultural
research across the humanities and social sciences and connects
Australian cultural and social research to relevant research overseas,
particularly in Asia.

With this last confirmed funding round of Australian Research Council
Future Fellowships (see the website: and a
University commitment of significant new funding, ICS is investing in
leading cultural and social researchers from Australia and overseas by
supporting innovative and outstanding Future Fellowship proposals.
Mid-career researchers 5–15 years post-PhD are eligible to apply.

ICS Research Program

ICS’s research program is currently organised into the following
research groups:


1.          Methods, Disciplines and Social Change

2.          Digital Research and Cultural Transformation


Australian Cultural Fields


1.        Cultural Diversity and Transnational Practices

2.        Institutions, Governance, Citizenship

3.        Cultural Economy and Globalisation

4.        Heritage, Environment and Society

5.        Cities and Urban Cultures

ICS Research and Researchers

ICS researchers approach culture as a vital dimension of social,
political, and economic life. Their practice-oriented,
interdisciplinary research produces cutting-edge work in and across
the fields of cultural studies, media studies, sociology, cultural and
human geography, cultural economy, Asian studies, education studies,
and museum and heritage studies. The Institute hosts UWS’s role in the
Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.

Expressions of Interest

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

Please note that applicants seeking the endorsement of ICS need to
complete an Expression of Interest form and submit a CV. Please
contact  icsro at for an EoI form and return completed forms
to this address by 5pm Australian Eastern Seaboard time on Thursday 29
August 2013.

Prospective applicants are also advised to speak with UWS Senior
Project Development Manager, Annette McLaren (a.mclaren at,
before completing the Expression of Interest form, for guidance
regarding the fit between their proposed project and the Institute’s
research, and the levels of research performance that applicants will
need to demonstrate.
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