The Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) Research Program supports the development of national civil-military-police capabilities by commissioning research that develops new knowledge, addresses knowledge gaps, identifies good practices and challenges and provides practical outcomes to inform policy and support practitioners.
The Research Program aims to produce rigorous, relevant and timely research on civil-military-police issues of current and emerging priority for Australian agencies involved in responding to conflicts and disasters overseas; including government, non-government and private sector stakeholders.
All research commissioned by the program needs to consider cross-agency dynamics within the context of prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and/or recovery from international crises.
- Research areas of interest include but are not limited to:
- Prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and/or recovery for disasters in the Indo-Pacific region;
- Prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and/or recovery for conflicts and complex emergencies;
- Lessons from Australia’s response to past catastrophic disasters and complex emergencies;
- Women, Peace and Security;
- Protection of Civilians;
- Innovation and new approaches to prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and/or recovery for conflicts and disasters (including emerging technologies, new approaches to cross-agency collaboration and new partners).
Research outcomes need to be accessible and practical to ensure they can usefully inform policy-making, planning and implementation.
ACMC considers research proposals from government and non-government stakeholders, as well as those from academic institutions, international organisations, and expert researchers and practitioners.