The Australian Government has announced that it will support projects in Australian society, history and culture under the Australian Research Council Special Research Initiatives scheme.
A total of $12 million has been allocated for this initiative for up to three years. The Government anticipates this initiative will fund around 40 projects.
There is currently limited information available about this initiative.
In a media release, the Minister for Education indicated that applications for grants will open in February 2020 with funding commencing from October 2020.
UPDATE 12/2/2020 - This is not new money. It will come from the Linkage Scheme.