2018 National Library of Australia Fellowships


Applications for the National Library of Australia Fellowships are now open. These Fellowships are the Library’s most prestigious awards and provide researchers access and time to explore the Library’s rich and varied collections in a scholarly and supportive environment.  

There are now eight funded Fellowships and additional Honorary Fellowships, awarded on merit, including one specifically for Research in Australian Literature.

Benefits include an honorarium of $1,000 per week for 12 weeks, travel and privileged access to the Library's collections, staff and resources, and uninterrupted time for research.

What Fellowships are available?

  • four general Fellowships for research on any topic that makes significant use of the Library's collections
  • one Fellowship for research in Australian literature
  • one Fellowship for Japan studies
  • one Fellowship for Curatorial Research, available for the first time in 2018, for curators, museologists and archivists
  • one Fellowship supported by the Minerals Council of Australia, also new in 2018, for researchers working in a variety of fields including public policy, social research, international relations, resources, industry and the environment, and economics.

Additional Honorary Fellowships may be awarded to support research and special access, but without financial support.

The Fellowships are suitable for established and early-career researchers from Australia and overseas, undertaking advanced research projects.

Applications close 30 April 2017. Apply here.

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