NLA Fellows, Summer Scholars and Asia Study Grant recipients in residence in February 2022.
The Library's 2022 Fellows, Summer Scholars and Asia Study Grant recipients.

Researchers, academics and creatives are encouraged to apply for a range of philanthropically funded fellowships, scholarships and grants which all open for applications on Tuesday 1 March 2022.

Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Dr Marie-Louise Ayres FAHA, encouraged researchers to delve into the national collections when considering their application for the 2023 program.

'The Library's fellowships, scholarships and grant programs support an incredible range of projects each year, with the output ranging from books to musical performances - all reflecting the scope of the collections we have here in Canberra. We're excited to offer such a diverse program of opportunities again in 2023.

'Recipients often tell us how much they appreciate the sense of community they feel while studying with others at the Library, and we look forward to welcoming new groups every year,' Dr Ayres said.

'I'd also like to thank our generous donors for continuing to invest in new Australian research and creative projects and supporting access to the Library's collections.'

Through each program the Library, in partnership with donors, offers recipients a residency at the National Library in Canberra.

Successful applicants will have special access to the Library's expert staff and collection material, full office facilities including a designated workstation, and, for funded opportunities, an honorarium to contribute towards travel and accommodation expenses.

Learn more about the National Library of Australia Fellowships, Creative Arts Fellowships, National Folk Fellowship, Summer Scholarships, and Asia Study Grants online. 

More information on eligibility, information on previous projects and online application forms are available online.

Applications for all programs will close on 26 April 2022 with the exception of the National Folk Fellowship (offered jointly with the National Folk Festival), which will close on 21 June 2022.


Sharyn O'Brien

Fellowship Program Manager, National Library of Australia

T: 02 6262 1099