Two people using collection material in the Special Collections Reading Room at the National Library of Australia


Generous donors enable us to offer a comprehensive program of Fellowships and Scholarships. They provide opportunities for established and emerging researchers, writers and artists, and younger scholars to immerse themselves in our collections.

Meet our 2017 National Library of Australia Fellows in our Behind-the-scenes blog. 

National Library of Australia Fellowships

We now offer six endowed National Library of Australia Fellowships. The Fellowships are supported by:

  • Mrs Deidre McCann and Mr Kevin McCann AM and the Macquarie Group Foundation
  • Mr Ryan Stokes
  • past and present members of the National Library Council: The Hon Mary Delahunty, The Hon Martin Ferguson AM, Mr John M Green, Ms Jane Hemstritch, Mr Brian Long, Mrs Janet McDonald AO, Professor Janice Reid AC FASSA, Emeritus Professor Alan Robson AO, The Hon Mr James Spigelman AC, and Ms Deborah Thomas
  • Patrons and Supporters: Professor Donald Akenson, Dr Patricia Clarke OAM FAHA, the late Dr Pamela Gutman, Dr Joyce Kirk and Dr Terry Kirk, Ms Marjorie Lindenmayer, Ms Yuan Yuan Liu, Dr Doug Munro, Dr Ian Ross, Mrs Margaret Ross AM, Mr Doug Snedden, and 3 anonymous donors.
  • Patrons and Supporters of Treasures Gallery Access Programs
  • Minerals Council of Australia

The Harold S. Williams Trust and the Eva Kollsman and Ray Mathew Trust enable two additional Fellowships for Japan Studies and the study of Australian Literature. The Friends of the National Library support a Creative Arts Fellowship for practising creative artists; the Eva Kollsman and Ray Mathew Trust provides a Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian writers; and the National Folk Fellowship is offered in partnership with the National Folk Festival.

As well as providing unrivalled access to our collections and specialist staff, the Fellowships offer a precious commodity for research in a chosen area: time.

We offer our heartfelt thanks to our donors for helping us to realise a stronger and more robust Fellowships and Scholarships program.