Australasian Animal Studies Association

2023 AASA Popular Communication of Animals Studies Prize

Claudia Hirtenfelder, who won the AASA Popular Communication Prize in 2021

Claudia Hirtenfelder, who won the AASA Popular Communication Prize in 2021. The 2023 Australasian Animal Studies Association Popular Communication of Animal Studies Prize is awarded to a member or members of the Association who have worked systematically to promote the insights and research findings of their peers in the field of Animal Studies, therein increasing […]

2023 AASA Journal Article by an Early Career Researcher Prize

The Australasian Animal Studies Journal Article Prize recognises excellence in the work of early-career researchers. The prize is focused on the work of scholars in the production of scholarly journal articles in the field of animal studies. The 2023 prize was donated by AASA members, in honour of the late Associate Professor Siobhan O’Sullivan. Nomination […]

Inaugural AASA Prizes Awarded

On the last day of the AASA2021 Conference: Flourishing Animals, we met to award the two new AASA Prizes: The 2021 AASA Journal Article by an Early Career Researcher Prize      This prize recognises excellence in the work of early-career researchers.  The prize is focused on the work of scholars in the production of scholarly […]

AASA News: Animal Studies Recognized with New Prize Initiatives

Australasian Animal Studies Association

The Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA) is launching a new suite of prizes to recognise, celebrate and reward scholars in the emerging interdisciplinary field of Animal Studies.  The prize is made possible by a gift from Animal Studies scholar and AASA foundation member, Associate Professor Siobhan O’Sullivan, UNSW Sydney.   Associate Professor O’Sullivan says that […]

PhD Opportunity: Safeguarding bird biodiversity in forest landscapes (UTas)

Closing: 12 February 2021 Birds are affected by land-use changes impacting structure and composition of forests and many species rely on old-growth trees for nesting habitat. Different approaches to plantation and native forest timber harvesting, wildfire impacts, and availability of mature forest reserves could have varying impacts on bird communities. This project will contribute to […]

PhD and ECR: The Margaret Middleton Fund for endangered Australian native vertebrate animals

Applications for the 2022 awards will open in early 2021 Details This fund offers annual science grants of up to $20,000 each to support field-based, high-quality ecological research. The objective of the grant is to provide financial support for conservation-based research of Australian ecosystems (including off-shore islands and the continental shelf) that ultimately will lead […]

Grant Opportunity: ProVeg International

Funding available for work that aligns with ProVeg’s mission to reduce the global consumption of animals by 50% by the year 2040. See for more details. ProVeg Grant: to fund vegan advocacy and meat reduction efforts: $10,000-$30,000 USD.  Applications taken 4 times a year, next deadlines is 1 December, 2020. Eligible Proposal Categories: Corporate […]

Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program Fellowships 2021-2022

Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program is now accepting Visiting Fellow applications for the 2021-22 Academic Year. The deadline to submit applications is January 15, 2021. The Animal Law & Policy Visiting Fellowships provide opportunities for outstanding scholars from a range of disciplines and legal practitioners to spend from three months to one academic year undertaking research, writing, […]

Tiny Beam Fund: Fellowships and Research Planning Grants

Tiny Beam Fund – a charitable foundation based in the U.S. – is pleased to announce a Call For Applications for fellowship awards and for research planning grants.  Application dates: Opens September 30, 2020. Closes November 24, 2020. Applicants’ topics: They must be relevant to the set list of of “burning questions” asked by leaders […]

3 Year Research Position: Environmental Humanities

Deadline: October 15, 2020The University of Oslo, Norway is offering a three-year research position in Environmental Humanities at the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH), at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), starting January 2021. Applicants with research and teaching interests in interdisciplinary approaches to environmental humanities, including postcolonial and Indigenous approaches; multispecies and extinction studies; […]