Applications are now open for the 2020 National Library of Australia Fellowships, which support in-depth collection research across a broad range of disciplines. These prestigious funded Fellowships are available to scholars from Australia and overseas undertaking advanced research projects. They will enjoy 12 weeks of intensive research using the National Library of Australia’s extraordinary 10 million item collection.
Applications close 30 April 2019 and will be assessed on merit. Some Honorary Fellowships may also be awarded.
Benefits include an honorarium of AUD$1,000 per week for 12 weeks, contribution towards travel and accommodation, privileged access to the Library’s collections, staff and resources, and uninterrupted time for research.
National Library Fellowships may be awarded to researchers working in any field or discipline. The intensive research enabled by the Fellowships can focus on Australian or international collections, with a view to creating publications or other public outputs, including curatorial projects or other research outcomes.
The research can be at any stage of development, or form part of a larger project. However, applicants must outline in their application their anticipated progress during the Fellowship residency, as well as how relevant collections will underpin or advance their research toward publication or other research outcomes.
The period of Fellowship research may lead to longer-term outcomes, rather than immediate publication or public outcomes. The Library does not expect Fellows to complete a body of work during the residency.
For further information and to apply, see the National Library of Australia website.