2021 National Library Fellowships application deadline extended to Friday 29 May, 5pm AEST
Fellowships are open to:
- Australian residents, including individuals living in Canberra or within easy access to the Library, noting that:
- Independent scholars from the Canberra region may receive the honorarium, if required, but will not receive accommodation or travel support.
- Salaried academics from the Canberra region are eligible only for Honorary Fellowships.
- International residents providing they are eligible to apply for a visa. International residents will be responsible for securing their visas.
Completing the application forms
Applications must be submitted using the online application form. Hardcopy or offline applications will not be considered.
Applications close on 5pm, Friday 29 May 2020, Australian Eastern Standard Time. Late applications or support material will not be accepted. You should allow for any time difference, and internet connection or submission issues. Results of the selection process will be made public by mid-October 2020.
Mandatory fields, and word and file size limits apply. You will not be able to submit your application if the mandatory fields have not been completed or limits are exceeded. You can preview the form before starting an application, which will show you where limits apply. Once started, please save your form regularly. You can save and edit the application, however, no changes are possible after you have submitted.
You may apply for either a funded or an Honorary Fellowship, or both. Ticking the ‘both’ option means you are willing to accept an Honorary Fellowship if offered.
If your research is in one of the Fellowship categories, tick both the type of Fellowship (funded or honorary) and the research field (e.g. Asian studies). You may nominate for more than one category.
Your application must demonstrate knowledge of the Library’s collections that are relevant to your project. This can be done using the Library catalogue. The Library’s Ask a Librarian service may provide some initial guidance. Applicants who do not show investigation into how the Library’s collections will support their proposed research will not be selected. Applicants should also demonstrate awareness of any access or rights issues that may apply to access to the selected collection items. Information about access conditions can be found the catalogue record.