Following are a few announcements from the InASA:

1.     Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize

InASA is calling for applications for the first biennial Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize. This new award celebrates excellence in PhD research in the interdisciplinary field of Australian Studies. InASA is honoured to offer this $1,000 prize which Professor Ryan is generously sponsoring to support emerging scholars in Australian Studies.

Eligibility requirements for the 2022 inaugural Lyndall Ryan Thesis Prize are as follows:
– Eligible PhD theses are those which were awarded in 2020 or 2021
– The theses must be in the field of Australian Studies, broadly defined
– Entrants must be members of InASA. Interested applicants who are not yet members may take out a membership here: Membership – International Australian Studies Association (InASA).

Applicants should email a digital copy of their PhD thesis and the required attachments to the chair of the judging panel, Dr Andonis Piperoglou (, by 5pm AEST, Thursday, 30 June 2022. For more details, please see the guideline and nomination form.

2.     InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme

Applications for the 2022 InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme can now be submitted. This publishing subsidy is designed to assist early career researchers working in Australian Studies who are publishing a monograph. Please submit applications to A/Prof Anthea Taylor, Chair, InASA ECR Publication Scheme Committee, International Australian Studies Association (InASA): Applications are due by 5pm (AEST), 1 June 2022

For more details, please see the guideline and application form.

3.     Queensland Review

We are pleased to advise InASA members that Equinox Publishing Ltd is taking over publishing the journal Queensland Review (formerly published by CUP) from issue 29.1 for 2022. You can view the journal’s new home via the link

Equinox also publishes 2 other academic journals which may be of interest to members, that are largely concerned with Australian or Australian/Pacific Rim subjects (Perfect Beat – popular music and Journal for the Academic Study of Religion (published on behalf of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion 

A discount will be offered to members who wish to renew or start new subscriptions. Please contact Ailsa Parkin at for further details. We understand the final issue published by CUP, 28.2 will be available shortly.