Dear Friends,


Do you have any PhD students you know would benefit from a Summer Scholarship at the National Library of Australia? Applications close September 30.


There are up to four summer scholarships on offer. They fund travel, accommodation at University House, ANU, and a living allowance for postgraduates to spend six weeks over summer intensively using the Library’s collections for their own research. These support research in history, literature, the arts, humanities, social sciences, library, archival and museum studies, or biographical research. The 50+ previous Summer Scholars all say their Summer Scholarship was a ‘life-shaping’ immersive experience.


If you are sending on the eflier (below), please forward (not cut and paste) to maintain the link to the guidelines and application form.


We really would appreciate your help with this communication.


Kind regards,



Lisa Smith

Fellowships Program Manager

National Library of Australia | Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600 |


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Could you be one of the National Library of Australia's 2019 Summer Scholars?

Apply now for the chance to work in-depth with the National Library’s world-class collections.

Our Summer Scholarships support Australian PhD scholars* to undertake six weeks of immersive research with privileged access to the Library’s diverse collections and expert staff. 

Scholarship benefits

·         six weeks of in-depth research at the National Library over January and February 2019

·         special access to collections, office facilities and staff expertise

·         shared accommodation at University House, Australian National University

·         economy travel to and from Canberra

·         honorarium of $300 per week

We invite applications from PhD scholars undertaking research in the humanities, arts and social sciences or biography who can demonstrate a need to access the Library’s Australian collections for their project.

Applications close Sunday 30 September 2018
Read more and apply

The Library offers up to four Summer Scholarships, generously supported by donors.



*conditions apply, see the website for details
Image: 2018 Summer Scholars






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