The Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration (ANRC)

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The Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration (ANRC) commenced operations in late July 2007. The project supports Australia-Netherlands academic relations and brings together researchers from both countries to focus on Southeast Asia. The collaboration provides a forum within which Australian and Dutch researchers can undertake cooperative research projects, nurture and develop young scholars, and create platforms for developing policy advice on Southeast Asia in both countries. Collaborations involve Southeast Asian researchers as well as researchers from Australia and the Netherlands.

To achieve these aims, ANRC provides funding support for research teams to hold discussion-focussed workshops on particular research themes in Australia, The Netherlands and Southeast Asia; and for students to undertake research work or advanced training. The project holds policy fora in both countries bringing together government advisors and researchers to discuss policy issues related to Southeast Asia. For further details about activities, go to Upcoming Events and Past Events.

The project is being led by Professor Robert Cribb from the Australian National University and Dr Peter Meel from Leiden University. In the Netherlands the ANRC project is supported by the ANRC Advisory Committee.

The 2012 round for PhD Overseas Travel Fellowships for PhD students studying at an Australian University has now concluded and successful applications have been announced.

Details about the successful workshop applications from the 2008 and 2009 funding rounds are available. Unfortunately, at present there are no funds for further workshop funding rounds. Any developments will be announced here on our website.

For further information:

In Australia: Ms Helen McMartin (Helen.McMartin[at]
tel + 61 (0)2 6125 0693
In the Netherlands: Ms Francine de Jong (anrc[at]
tel + 31 (0)71 527 2703

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the collaborative project between The Australian National University and Leiden University was witnessed by Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands during their visit in late 2006 to Australia as part of the 400th anniversary of the first Dutch contact with Australia.

ANRC receives funding support from the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; from The Australian National University; from the Dutch Government through the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science; and from Leiden University.