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Early Career Research Impact Award

Published 24 Mar 2017

The Research Committee of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) is calling for expressions of interest for its 2017 Early Career Research Impact Award.

The AIIA is seeking to partner with Australian researchers who have research findings of major relevance to Australia’s foreign relations and who would like to partner with the AIIA in its role as knowledge broker to facilitate dissemination of their research findings, particularly beyond an academic audience.

The AIIA contribution will be of an in-kind nature and may include such activities as:

  • converting a scholarly paper into a piece for the AIIA’s popular Australian Outlook blog which receives up to 41,000 unique visitors per month;
  • conducting an interview with the researcher and posting it on the AIIA’s YouTube channel and blog;
  • promoting through Twitter; and
  • inviting researchers to present findings at the AIIA in a convenient city.

Expressions of interest of no more than three pages should include:

  1. A summary of the research that has been conducted, its findings and a timeline of planned ongoing research and dissemination plans;
  2. A statement of how the research could contribute to debate on an issue of significance to Australia’s international affairs;
  3. An indication of proposed partnership activities.
  4. A short curriculum vitae

Membership of the AIIA will be highly regarded.

Expressions of interest are due by 28 April 2017 and should be sent by email to the AIIA National Office on A full description of the award can be found here: AIIA Early Career Research Impact Award.

Submissions will be considered by the AIIA’s Research Committee. The AIIA aims to select one award recipient who is an early career researcher and one who is an established scholar. However, the AIIA reserves the right not to grant any award or to extend the date if needed.