Donate to the AHA Public Fund

The Australian Historical Association is seeking donations to expand its programs promoting the creation, publication, dissemination and discussion of historical literature in Australia. These gifts will be used to provide AHA members with training and publishing opportunities, and to encourage excellence in the production of historical literature and scholarship via the provision of mentoring opportunities, financial support and recognition via awards, scholarships and prizes.  

The Australian Historical Association is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission. The AHA has deductible gift recipient status, and all gifts to the AHA Public Fund above $2 are tax deductable.  

The AHA will use any generous donations exclusively to advance the purposes of the AHA Public Fund. The AHA is especially committed to the professional training and advancement of students and early career researchers. Inaugural donations to the AHA Public Fund will support: 

  • The establishment of an annual Early Career Fellowship to provide financial support to two recipients who have completed their doctorate but are yet to secure their first academic post or job in a related field (including postdocs). These $10,000 Fellowships will support career-building research activities including the writing and submission of an article or book chapter and/or assistance for the preparation of a book manuscript.   
  • The establishment of six annual AHA Conference Grants (at $1,000 each) for postgraduates and early career researchers to present at the AHA’s annual conference. Submission of a resultant paper to an academic journal will be a condition of receipt.  
  • The establishment of an annual Award ($2,500) for best post-graduate thesis in Historical Studies (non-Australian history) to complement the existing Serle Prize in Australian History. Recipients will submit a research article based on their thesis to the AHA’s journal History Australia or an equivalent academic journal, and write a piece about their thesis for the AHA’s website and/or an online platform aimed at the general public to disseminate new historical knowledge. 

Donations can be made as a one off, or on a regular basis. To discuss this option or larger donations, bequests, and the establishment of specific named prizes, please email 

Donations can be made securely online, or via direct transfer, using the form below: 

Public Fund Supporters

The Australian Historical Association would like to acknowledge our generous supporters, as well as our anonymous donors.

Avril AlbaGeorgina FitzpatrickMelanie Oppenheimer
Alessandro AntonelloRebecca FlemingBethany Phillips-Peddlesden
Joan BeaumontNatalie FongJohn Rickard
Frank BongiornoAmanda HarrisSeumas Spark
David CarmentGrace KarskensJay Winter
Michael DaveyMarilyn LakeAngela Woollacott
Romain FathiAnthony LehnerMichelle Arrow
Phillipa McGuinnessAnne O’BrienDouglas Pretsell
Robert CribbStefan PetrowCharmaine Robson
Michael Piggott,
David Stephens
(Honest History)
Ben WadhamKate Darian-Smith
Karen DowningJoshua BlackJonathon Dallimore
Nancy CushingRegina GanterDiane Deane