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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award applications in Cultural and Social Research

Call for Expressions of Interest:
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 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 Institute 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 the continuation of the Australian Research Council's Discovery
Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme in 2017 (see the website:, ICS is investing in leading
cultural and social researchers from Australia and overseas by
supporting innovative and outstanding DECRA proposals from applicants
up to 5 years post-PhD.

ICS Research Program
ICS's research program is currently organised into the following areas:

· Cities and Economies
· Diversity and Globalization
· Digital life
· Heritage and Environment

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,
digital humanities, environmental humanities, and museum and heritage
studies. The Institute hosts UWS's role in the Young and Well
Cooperative Research Centre.

Academic staff in the Institute include:
Professor Paul James (Director)
Professor Brett Neilson (Research Director)
Distinguished Professor Ien Ang
Professor Kay Anderson
Professor James Arvanitakis
Professor Tony Bennett
Professor Katherine Gibson
Professor Gay Hawkins
Professor Dick Hobbs
Professor Bob Hodge
Professor Donald McNeill
Professor Greg Noble (Director of Higher Degree Research)
Professor Ned Rossiter
Professor David Rowe
Professor Tim Rowse
Professor Deborah Stevenson
Professor Stephen Tomsen
Professor Margaret Vickers
A/Professor Robyn Bushell
A/Professor Hart Cohen
A/Professor Alana Lentin
A/Professor Juan Salazar
A/Professor Judith Snodgrass
A/Professor Amanda Third
A/Professor Megan Watkins
A/Professor Emma Waterton
Dr Sarah Barns
Dr Denis Byrne
Dr Brett Bennett
Dr Fiona Cameron
Dr Philippa Collin
Dr Louise Crabtree
Dr Ann Dadich
Dr Chong Han
Dr Stephen Healy
Dr Justine Humphry
Dr Kate Huppatz
Dr Jorge Knijnik
Dr Liam Magee
Dr Timothy Neale
Dr Anna Pertierra
Dr Catherine Phillips
Dr Felicity Picken
Dr Emma Power
Dr Shanthi Robertson
Dr Dallas Rogers
Dr Teresa Swirski
Dr Jessica Weir
Dr Jessica Whyte

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.

Please note that applicants seeking the endorsement of ICS need to
submit a CV in the first instance to with
competitive publication and research track records will be invited to
submit an Expression of Interest to Stage Two of the process. Please
note that EoIs will be due by 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time on
Monday 15 June 2015, so please register your interest as soon as

Prospective applicants with further questions may contact Dr Kristy
Davidson at

Dr Kristy Davidson | Senior Research Officer
Institute for Culture and Society
University of Western Sydney | Building EM, Parramatta Campus
Locked Bag 1797 | Penrith NSW 2751
P: +61 (0)2 9685 9674 | F: +61 (0)2 9685 9610
E: | W:

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