Joint programme seeds collaborations between social scientists in Australia and China, despite troubled times
- Take time to understand the priorities of the funder—contacting them ahead of time can help make a good impression
- In order to build international networks as an early career researcher, make the most of connections in your own institution
- If you encounter problems during the project, explain how you want to change your plan rather than just asking for an extension
Travel restrictions in 2020, alongside escalating geopolitical tensions, may have dented academic links between Australia and China but one connection still going strong is the Joint Action Program between the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).