The National Library of Australia has a new Fellowships and Scholarships program.

The National Library of Australia Fellowship in Japan Studies replaces the former Japan Fellowship. It aims to promote the Library’s collections as a national resource for the study of Asia. The Fellowship encourages research based on the Japanese collections and the production of publications based on them.

The new fellowship will continue to be funded by the Harold S. Williams Trust to support researchers in Japanese studies.

In addition, Japan Study Grants are available to support intensive research use of the Asian Collections and are supported by the Harold S. Williams Trust.

The Japan Fellowship

Established by the Library in 2006, the Japan Fellowship was supported by the H.S. Williams Trust Fund. Harold Stannett Williams (1898-1987) donated his personal collection on Japan and the West to the Library in 1978.