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Applications are now open for the 2020 NLA Fellowships. The flyer below will be circulated widely but please feel free to pass it on through your networks. There is a link to the guidelines and the online application portal in the flyer.


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2020 Fellowships  

Apply for a National Library Fellowship
The Library has an astounding and diverse collection that supports, inspires and transforms research. Fellowships allow researchers to embark on a period of intensive research into the collections in a supportive, intellectual and creative environment.

Who should apply?
Fellowships are open to researchers from Australia and overseas undertaking advanced research projects. Nine funded fellowships will be awarded for research areas where the Library’s collections have the depth and breadth 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

Applications close 30 April 2019
Read the guidelines and apply

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

The National Library of Australia is able to offer these fellowships thanks to generous philanthropic support from the Stokes Family; in memory of Averill Edwards; the Harold S. Williams Trust; the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust for Research in Australian Literature; the Patrons and Supporters of the Library’s Treasures Gallery Access Program for Curatorial Research; and the Minerals Council of Australia.

*Conditions apply, see website for details.


Projections on the National Library of Australia building during the 2011 Enlighten festival.






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