2017 Fellows Dr Anna-Sophie Jürgens and Dr Gillian Arrighi in the Special Collections Reading Room

2017 Fellows Dr Anna-Sophie Jürgens and Dr Gillian Arrighi. Image: Sam Cooper

Applications for the 2018 Fellowships are now open, and will close on 30 April 2017.  

The National Library of Australia Fellowships support researchers to make intensive use of the Library’s rich and varied collections over a sustained period of three months. 

Fellowship categories

Eight funded Fellowships are available for 2018, including two exciting new Fellowships: one for Curatorial Research supported by the Patrons and Supporters of the Libary's Treasures Gallery Access program, and a Fellowship supported by the Minerals Council of Australia for research across a wide range of fields.

The eight Fellowships available are:

  • National Library of Australia Fellowship supported by Deidre McCann and Kevin McCann AM and the Macquarie Group Foundation. 
  • National Library of Australia Fellowship supported by Ryan Stokes
  • National Library of Australia Fellowship supported by past and present members of the National Library Council
  • National Library of Australia Fellowship supported by Library Patrons and Supporters
  • National Library of Australia Fellowship supported by the Minerals Council of Australia
  • National Library of Australia Fellowship in Japan Studies, supported by the Harold S. Williams Trust
  • National Library of Australia Fellowship for Research in Australian Literature, supported by the Eva Kollsman and Ray Mathew Trust
  • National Library of Australia Fellowship for Curatorial Research, supported by the Patrons and Supporters of the Library’s Treasures Gallery Access Program

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

Who should apply?

Established and early-career researchers and curators from Australia and overseas, undertaking advanced research projects.

All applications are assessed on merit by the Library’s independent Fellowships Advisory Committee. 

Read the guidelines and apply