Call for expressions of interest

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) and Future Fellowship applications in the Hawke Research Institute

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Hawke Research Institute

The Hawke Research Institute (HRI) at UniSA is the largest concentration of humanities and social science researchers in Australia and carries out the best of humanities and social sciences research in programs dedicated to building a sustainable and vibrant Australia.

With the recent appointments of Professor Anthony Elliott as Director in October 2012, and Associate Professor Jennifer Rutherford who will commence as Deputy Director in February 2013, the HRI will continue to strengthen existing research clusters and develop exciting new research opportunities within the humanities and social sciences.

With a strategic aim to drive research excellence with relevance, the university has made a commitment of significant funding for the HRI over the next 5 years enabling the HRI to invest in outstanding researchers from Australia and overseas by supporting innovative and high calibre applicants for the following 2013 Australia Research Council (ARC) initiatives:

HRI research program

Our research focuses on producing outcomes that influence public policy and assist communities locally, nationally and globally to build better societies. Our research strengths include:

  • social and cultural theory
  • globalisation studies
  • work and life
  • child protection
  • social policy
  • conflict management
  • equity and gender issues
  • education and literacy
  • postcolonial studies

Expressions of interest

The HRI will offer expert assistance to Future Fellowship and DECRA applicants where there is a strong link with one or more aspects of our research program. Browse this website for a full list of HRI researchers and research projects.

Please note that applicants seeking endorsement from the HRI need to complete an Expression of Interest form which may be requested from Lynette Copus, Institute Manager ( and should be returned to her by 9:00 am on 7 January 2013.

Prospective applicants are also encouraged to speak with Professor Anthony Elliott before completing the Expression of Interest form for advice regarding the link between their proposed project and the institute’s research, and the levels of research performance that applicants will need to demonstrate.

Areas of study and research

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