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Early Career Researcher Fellowships (DECRA) in the School of Humanities

Apply now Job no: 497585
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Arts

The Australian Research Council (ARC) annually awards three-year Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRAs) to create opportunities for early career researchers to develop their research careers. 
The University of Adelaide, a member of the Go8, seeks to support outstanding ECR applicants to apply for DECRAs to be housed in the School of Humanities, in conjunction with efforts to build research strengths. 

Early career researchers who wish to apply have an excellent research track record to date, and have expertise and a prospective project in one of the following focal areas:

Focus 1: ANZSRC Field of Research (FoR) 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing or FoR 2005 Literary Studies, potentially in conjunction with the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice

Focus 2: FoR 2004 Linguistics, and particularly in relation to research and activities of the Mobile Language Team and/or on language maintenance and revival

Focus 3: FoR 2001 Communication and Media Studies

Focus 4: FoR 2103 Historical Studies

The School will commit resources to developing its research strengths in these areas and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Research) will support successful DECRA applicants through provision of AUD$25,000 establishment, conference travel and professional development funds.
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of applying for an award in one of these areas, please e-mail your research CV to the Faculty Research Development Manager, Simon Ladd at by 27th of October 2017, making sure to identify the focus area relevant to you in the subject bar (e.g. “Focus 1”). The University reserves the right in our absolute discretion not to support any expressions of interest, having considered any and all CVs.
Terms and conditions
To be eligible for a DECRA a candidate must at the closing time of submission of proposals have been awarded a PhD on or after 1 March 2013 (or longer if combined with periods of significant career interruption). It is important to refer to the ARC Funding Rules and FAQs for detailed information regarding the DECRA program. The ARC DECRA program is highly competitive and support from our institution provides no guarantee of application success. The University is under no obligation under this initiative to employ an individual if the DECRA is unsuccessful.


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