Woman reading a book under a tree

2017 NLA Fellow Dr Anna-Sophie Jürgens outside the Library. Image: Sam Cooper

A range of Fellowships and Scholarships for researchers, writers and artists, and younger scholars are available. They aim to stimulate scholarly, literary and artistic use of our collections, and engage the community. These opportunities are made possible by many generous donors.


Access to Library collections and staff expertise, financial assistance, and uninterrupted research time.


  • National Library of Australia Fellowships for advanced research by scholars. Applications for the 2022 Fellowships program have now closed.
  • Creative Arts Fellowships for practising artists and writers.  Applications for the 2022 program are now open and will close on 26 July 2021.
  • National Folk Fellowship for established and emerging folk practitioners. Applications for the 2022 National Folk Fellowship program are now open and will close on 16 August 2021.
  • Summer Scholarships for researchers undertaking PhD studies. Applications for the 2022 Scholarships program have now closed.
  • Asia Study Grants to support use of the Asian language collections. Applications for the 2022 Asia Studies Grants program are now open and will close on Monday 30 August 2021.