The ABC TOP 5 - media residencies for Science, Humanities and Arts researchers.

Presented by: ABC Radio National

Supported by:

Arts - University of Melbourne & the Australia Council for the Arts

Humanities - University of Sydney

Science - Australian National University


This initiative is for early career researchers with a PhD working in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences.

Presented by: ABC Radio National

Supported by: University of Sydney

Please note:

  • It is planned that in 2022 the TOP 5 Humanities will be a combination of virtual and face-to face at the ABC offices in Ultimo Sydney from 22nd August to 2nd of September 2022 inclusive.
  • For successful applicants based outside Sydney, travel and accommodation will be provided.
  • The residency is essentially full time and it would be difficult to continue with your usual work/research during this time. There are a significant number of sessions each day, plus assignments associated with the residency. You will need to be able to block out substantial amounts of time to get the full benefits of the residency.

This initiative is for early career practitioners’ & researchers working in the broad disciplines of music and literature, visual arts, performing arts, design, architecture and screen.

Presented by: ABC Radio National

Supported by: University of Melbourne & the Australia Council for the Arts

Please note:

  • It is planned that in 2022 the TOP 5 Arts will be a combination of virtual and face-to face at the ABC offices in Southbank Melbourne from 17th to 28th October 2022 inclusive.
  • For successful applicants based outside Melbourne, travel and accommodation will be provided.
  • The residency is essentially full time and it would be difficult to continue with your usual work/research during this time. There are a significant number of sessions each day, plus assignments associated with the residency. You will need to be able to block out substantial amounts of time to get the full benefits of the residency.

This initiative is for early career researchers with a PhD working in one or more of the following disciplines: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical research.

Please note:

  • It is planned that in 2022 the TOP 5 Science will be a combination of virtual and face-to face at the ABC offices in Ultimo Sydney from 19th to 30th September 2022 inclusive.
  • For successful applicants based outside Sydney, travel and accommodation will be provided.
  • The residency is essentially full time and it would be difficult to continue with your usual work/research during this time. There are a significant number of sessions each day, plus assignments associated with the residency. You will need to be able to block out substantial amounts of time to get the full benefits of the residency.