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The National Library has diverse collections that support, inspire and transform research. Fellowships enable scholars, writers and researchers to conduct intensive research into our collections in a supportive, intellectual and creative environment.

Who should apply?

Fellowships are open to researchers from Australia and overseas undertaking advanced research projects. Seven funded fellowships will be awarded for research areas where the Library’s collections have the depth to support the desired outcomes.

What do Fellows receive?

  • an honorarium of AUD1,000 per week for 12 weeks
  • travel and accommodation support*
  • privileged access to the Library’s collections, staff and resources
  • uninterrupted time for research

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

Applications close 5pm AEST, Monday 26 April, 2021.
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Read the Fellowship guidelines and apply

The National Library of Australia is able to offer these fellowships thanks to generous philanthropic support from the Stokes Family; the Harold S. Williams Trust; the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust; and past and present members of the National Library Council and Patrons.