Norman McCann Summer Scholarships


The National Library of Australia started offering annual summer vacation scholarships for tertiary students in 2002. The scholarships were established following a donation from former National Library Council Member, the late Norman McCann, in order to support younger scholars undertaking research in Australian history and literature. The scholarships are tenable for a period of six weeks commencing the first working day in January each year.

Applications are sought from students who have commenced postgraduate study. The scholarships are intended to support the early stages of a research project, rather than the completion and writing up of a thesis. Applicants should outline their research proposal and the relationship of their proposal to the Library’s collection. Applications must be supported by two written referee reports from academic staff supervisors; a certified transcript of academic record and an example of recent written work such as an essay or a thesis chapter. Successful applicants for the scholarship will be selected by the National Library’s Fellowships Advisory Committee.