The Academy is a member of the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), which unites the nation’s leading experts in technology, science, humanities and social sciences to develop innovative solutions to complex global problems and emerging national needs.
The Office of the Chief Scientist
The Academy works to provide research-based evidence for the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council via The Office of the Chief Scientist.
The Crawford Fund
In June 1987, the Academy established the Crawford Fund in honour of the late Sir John Crawford. The fund is a non-profit, non-government organisation and, much like Sir John’s work, it’s dedicated to outstanding international agricultural research.
We work closely with Federal Government departments and agencies including the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Publicly funded research agencies
Working with publicly funded research agencies, and a variety of other professional bodies and research agencies, allows us to develop proposals and recommendations for both government and industry.
The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)
The Academy collaborates with RiAus and contributes videos to its Science Channel.
National Research and Innovation Alliance
The Alliance aims to secure bipartisan support for strategic, stable, long-term funding of science and research.
Inspiring Australia is a national strategy for engagement with the sciences. It recognises that Australia aspires to be an inventive society with a technologically skilled workforce, a scientifically literate community and scientifically well-informed decision-makers.