Of potential interest to pass on to PhD students to intensively use the National Library’s collections for their own research this Summer break.


Only 10 days remain for PhD students to apply for a 2018 NLA Summer Scholarship – applications close September 30!


There are five summer scholarships on offer. They fund travel, accommodation at ANU University House in Canberra, and a living allowance for PhD students for six weeks to intensively use the Library’s collections for their own research this January/February. The 50+ previous Summer Scholars all say their Summer Scholarship was a ‘life-shaping’ experience.


The summer scholarships are open to students across any research interest that could utilise the NLA’s diverse collections - history, literature, the arts, humanities, geography, social sciences, library, archival and museum studies, biographical research and others. Could you please alert colleagues or PhD students to these scholarships, with the message: ‘10 days remain to apply’?  


If sending the eflier below, please forward this email (not cut and paste) to maintain the link to the guidelines and application form. If the image does not appear, here is the link in full:



We really would appreciate your help with this communication.  

Brendan Whyte [NLA Acting Curator of Maps], for the Fellowships and the Communications and Marketing staff.


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Could you be one of our 2018 summer scholars?

Apply now for one of five 2018 Summer Scholarships, available to postgraduate scholars* who need in-depth access to our rich and diverse collections.

Read more and apply

Fellowship benefits:

·         6 weeks' intensive research at the Library during January and February 2018

·         shared accommodation at University House at the Australian National University

·         travel to and from Canberra (conditions apply)

·         an honorarium of $300 per week

·         special access to collections, office facilities and staff expertise

Who can apply?
We invite applications from PhD candidates working on research projects in the humanities, arts and social sciences or in biography, who can demonstrate the need to access the Library's Australian collections. 

Applications close Saturday 30 September 2017

Supported by the family of the late Norman McCann and by Dr John and Mrs Heather Seymour AO.



*Age restrictions apply, see website for details

Image: 2017 Summer Scholars Averyl Gaylor, Lucas Smith, Samuel Cottell and Sadie Heckenberg.


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Robyn Holmes | Senior Curator | Secretary to the National Library of Australia Fellowships Advisory Committee | National Library of Australia  |  Canberra ACT 2600. |  Ph 02 6262 1529 | fellowships@nla.gov.au | http://www.nla.gov.au