The National Library is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Summer Scholarships, marking 20 years since the program’s inception.  

Summer scholarships are offered to PhD students from across Australia, offering recipients the opportunity to further their postgraduate research using material from the Library’s collections over a six-week residency.  

Six scholarships have been awarded in 2022, including one scholarship supporting an Indigenous researcher.


Norman McCann Summer Scholarships 

• Ms Suzannah Henty (University of Melbourne) - Friendship, Global Alliances and Decoloniality 

• Mr Austin Tseng (University of Melbourne) - Chinese-Australians and Anti-Blackness: Settler Media Discourses Since Federation 

Seymour Summer Scholarship 

• Ms Tess Schofield-Peters (University of Technology Sydney) - From Berlin to the Bush: Jewish Youth in Rural Australia in 1939 

Carol Moya Mills Summer Scholarship  

• Ms Anita Gowers (Australian National University) - The unexamined object: Nineteenth century Australian picture frames 

National Library of Australia Summer Scholarship, supported by an anonymous donor 

• Ms Deborah Lee-Talbot (Deakin University) - A Unique Copy: The Australian Joint Copying Project 

Nangaypa Rirraliny Summer Scholarship, supported by Emeritus Professor Janice Reid AC 

• Miss Madeleine Pugin (Griffith University) - The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Urban Aboriginal Cultural Recognition in South East Queensland 

Thank you 

The Library would like to acknowledge the donors who support the Summer Scholarships program, including the family of the late Norman McCann, Dr John and Dr Heather Seymour, Carol Mills, and Emeritus Professor Janice Reid AC. One scholarship is supported by an anonymous donor.  

On behalf of donors and the Fellowships Advisory Committee, the Library thanks all applicants for the 2022 Summer Scholarship program. Successful recipients were drawn from a strong field of applications, and unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to apply again for the next program. 


In 2022, the Summer Scholarships program marks its 20th year supporting postgraduate research from the next generation of Australian scholars. Since 2002, more than 50 Australian postgraduate students have taken part in the program, undertaking a six-week residency in Canberra with special and supported access to the Library’s extensive national collections.  

During their time at the Library, Summer Scholars also have access to full office facilities including a personal workstation, and are provided with $6000 for use as a stipend, travel and accommodation support.