Australian Studies Output Awards

Applications for 2013-14 Australia-China Council Output Awards are now closed.

Output Awards offered by the Australia-China Council (ACC) are open to all Australian Studies Centres (ASCs) in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Output Awards are provided on the basis of activities over the previous academic year. In order to receive an Output Award, ASCs are required to provide proof of output in at least some of the following categories:

1) Research Output and Dissemination

  • Books
  • Articles in academic journals
  • Articles published on the internet and in newspapers
  • Conference papers
  • Theses

2) Teaching

  • Subjects and length of courses
  • Number and level of students

3) Professional and Community Activities

  • Public lectures, conferences, ‘Australia Week’, web developments, speech contests, film weeks, etc.

​Only activities directly related to Australian Studies are to be included.

Eligibility

The ACC’s Output Awards are only available to Australian Studies Centres (or equivalent), not to individuals. All recognised Centres and equivalent units (e.g. research institutes) are eligible to apply, including those not previously funded under this scheme.

Award Selection

Awards are decided on a competitive basis. A Selection Committee comprising members of the ACC, representatives of the management committee for the Australian Studies in China Program, and independent academics will review all the applications and award funding according to the level of overall activity. All final funding decisions will be made by the Australia-China Council.

Funding

All funds will be paid in CNY in China.

Selection criteria

  • Funds are awarded on the basis of the Centre’s activities over the previous year, rather than on the basis of proposals for future activities.
  • The ACC realises that not all Centres will be strong in all areas. Some Centres have chosen to focus on graduate teaching, whereas in other institutions this is not possible; some Centres focus on research, others on public activities. The Selection Committee takes these differences into consideration and values activity in all the areas mentioned.

The funds must be spent on Australian Studies activities, but exactly how the funds are divided between different kinds of activities is up to each successful Centre to decide.

More information

Email austudies.china@uq.edu.au

Awards recipients

2010-11 Australian Studies Centre Output Awards

A record 18 applications were received for the 2010-11 Output Awards from both mainland China and Taiwan. Eleven new books were published and the translations of ten Australian novels by Professor Huang Yuanshen and colleagues at Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade were all released. The applications reported 61 academic articles and over 70 conference papers. Three PhDs and forty MAs in Australian Studies were completed; there were 12 PhD and 82 MA candidates currently enrolled. Centres offered more than 20 undergraduate courses and more than 20 postgraduate courses in Australian Studies. Events organised by centres included the 12th conference of the Chinese Australian Studies Association (ECNU, Shanghai University), the ECNU-ACC China-Australia Friendship English Competition (ECNU), and Australia Culture Weeks and symposia at Inner Mongolia University, Liaoning University, Mudanjiang Normal University, Nantong University, National Chengchi University (Taiwan), Peking University, Renmin University, Shandong University at Weihai, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, and Tamkang University (Taiwan). More than 460 postgraduate students and well over 1000 undergraduate students were engaged in some form of Australian Studies at university.

The ACC allocated a total of $50,000 for the Output Awards.

The following Australian Studies Centres (listed alphabetically) received awards in 2010-11:

  • Anhui University
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • East China Normal University
  • Inner Mongolia University
  • Liaoning University
  • Mudanjiang Normal University
  • Nantong University
  • National Chengchi University (Taiwan)
  • Peking University
  • Renmin University
  • Shandong University at Weihai
  • Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
  • Soochow University
  • Tamkang University
  • Tsinghua University
  • Xihua University
  • Xuzhou Normal University
  • Zhejiang University

2009-10 Australian Studies Centre Output Awards

In 2009-10, Output Award applications reported 17 books published, including ten translations of recent Australian novels directed by Professor Huang Yuanshen and colleagues at Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade as part of an ACC funded project. The applications also reported 50 scholarly articles, 13 unpublished conference papers, and more than 100 web-based articles. Two PhDs and 22 MAs in Australian Studies were successfully completed. Centres offered around 25 undergraduate and 25 post-graduate courses to more than 1,500 university students. Many public lectures and seminars, Australian Culture Weeks, Australian Film Weeks, and academic exchanges were also supported. East China Normal University hosted the 7th annual ECNU-ACC Speech Cup.

The ACC allocated a total of $50,000 for the Output Awards.

The following Australian Studies Centres (listed alphabetically) received awards in 2009-10:

  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • East China Normal University
  • Inner Mongolia University
  • Nantong University
  • National Chengchi University (Taiwan)
  • Peking University
  • Renmin University
  • Shandong University at Weihai
  • Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
  • Soochow University
  • Xihua University
  • Xuzhou Normal University
  • Zhejiang University

2008-09 Australian Studies Centre Output Awards

In 2008-09, Output Awards applications reported 7 books published, 78 journal articles, and 45 conference papers. Student numbers include 3 PhDs, 226 Masters, 528 Post-Graduates and 1220 Under-Graduates. 38 RHD dissertations were reported completed. Outreach activities included many seminars, public lectures, forums, symposiums, and an Australian Studies in China website was created. There were also a number of academic exchanges and a co-supervision scheme was set up by Beijing Foreign Studies University. East China Normal University hosted the 6th annual ECNU-ACC cup.

In 2008-09, the ACC allocated a total of $50,000 for the Output Awards. Two ASC's were awarded $5,500; three $4,500; two $4,000; one $3,500; two $3,250; two $3,000; and one $1500.

The following Australian Studies Centres (listed alphabetically) received awards in 2008-09:

  • Anhui University
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • East China Normal University
  • Inner Mongolia University
  • Nantong University
  • National Chengchi University (Taiwan)
  • Peking University
  • Shandong University
  • Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
  • Shanghai University for Science and Technology
  • Xihua University
  • Xuzhou Normal University
  • Zhejiang University

2007-08 Australian Studies Centre Output Awards

In 2007-08, the Australia-China Council (ACC) Australian Studies in China Program received twelve applications from Chinese Australian Studies Centres (ASCs) invited to apply for Output Awards. The ACC Australian Studies in China Program Selection Committee was again faced with difficult decisions when making the awards.

In 2007-08, the ACC allocated a total of $50,000 for the Output Awards. Of the fifteen applicants, one ASC was awarded $11,500; one $500; one $3,500, two $3,250, four $3,000, two $2,500, two $2,000 and two $1,500.

The following Australian Studies Centres (listed alphabetically) received awards in 2007:

  • Anhui University
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • East China Normal University
  • Inner Mongolia University
  • Nanjing University
  • Nantong University
  • National Chengchi University (Taiwan)
  • Peking University
  • Renmin University
  • Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
  • Shanghai University for Science and Technology
  • Suzhou University
  • Xihua University
  • Xuzhou Normal University
  • Zhejiang University


Last Updated: 5 November 2012