Category Archives: Fellowships

National Library of Australia Fellowships

The National Library of Australia Fellowships program offers researchers an opportunity to undertake a 12-week residency at the Library.  Applicants may work in any field or discipline where the Library’s collections have appropriate depth and breadth to support the desired outcomes.

National Library of Australia Fellowships will:

  • contribute to a greater public understanding or knowledge of the Library’s collections.
  • promote discussion through research which informs and engages contemporary discourse.
  • enhance the national and international reputation of the National Library as an institution of major research significance.
  • actively promote the research experience and outcomes.

Applications close Monday 6 May. For details, see the NLA website.

Rechnitz Research Fund

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia is proud to manage the Wilhelm, Martha and Otto Rechnitz Memorial Fund. This fund supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars in the social sciences, and supports knowledge and understanding of the society, languages and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applications for funding in 2024 are now open and will close on Monday 13 May. Outcomes will be announced during Social Sciences Week (9-15 September 2024).

For details, see the academy’s website.

John Emmerson Research Fellowship

State Library Victoria welcomes applications for the John Emmerson Research Fellowship for a project on Britain in the early modern period. You’ll have access to the John Emmerson Collection, which comprises more than 5000 books and pamphlets from the 15th to 18th centuries, with a focus on the period of the Stuarts and the English Civil Wars. 

The fellowship is open to Australian and international applicants. It offers $15,000 AUD, a research office for 12 months, and access to both the collection and its specialist curators. Please find more information and the application portal here:

There is general information and FAQs about the Library’s Fellowships here:

Applications close at 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time on Tuesday 26 March 2024

Dr Anna Welch, Principal Collection Curator, can be contacted by prospective applicants with questions about this opportunity:

Australia Academy of the Humanities: 2024 Symposium, Awards & Grants

Grants & awards: Opening soon

Nominations for the 2024 grants and awards will open on Monday 25 March, 2024 and will close on Sunday 5 May 2024. This year, the Australian Academy of the Humanities will accept nominations for:

Max Crawford Medal
Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the Humanities, the Max Crawford Medal recognises an early-career scholar in the humanities whose publications contribute towards an understanding of their discipline.

John Mulvaney Fellowship
Awarded to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early-career researcher or PhD student working in any area of the humanities, the John Mulvaney Fellowship provides $4,000 to support research or fieldwork in Australia or overseas.

Medal for Excellence in Translation
Recognising outstanding achievement in translation and the vital role of translators and translation, this medal accepts book-length translation into English of a work of any genre (including scholarship), from any language and period.

Ernst & Rosemarie Keller Fund
Developed to support humanities scholars concerned with German Studies, this fund provides $5,000 to support research activities such as travelling fellowships, masterclasses, and workshops.

Publication Subsidy Scheme
The Publication Subsidy Scheme supports early-career researchers with costs of up to $3,000 associated with the publication of scholarly works that advance knowledge in the Humanities.

Humanities Travelling Fellowship
Awarded annually, the Humanities Travelling Fellowships support early-career researchers with costs of up to $4,000 to undertake research overseas.

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Medieval Institute Grants and Fellowships

The Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, is now accepting applications for its Mellon and Byzantine fellowships. The Mellon fellowship is only open to members based at US institutions, while the Byzantine fellowship is open to all members with a PhD. Applications are due by 1 February 2024. Follow the link for details.

Folger Institute Fellowships

Each year the Folger Institute awards research fellowships to create a high-powered, multidisciplinary community of inquiry. This community of researchers may come from different fields, and their projects may find different kinds of expression. But our researchers share cognate interests in the history and literature, art and performance, philosophy, religion, and politics of the early modern world. 

The Folger Institute offers five, long-term fellowships at $70,000 for the 2024-2025 academic year (approximately $7,777 per month, for a standard period of 9 months). These fellowships are designed to support full-time scholarly work on significant research projects that draw on the strengths of the Folger’s collections and programs.

Please note, for the 2024-25 fellowship year, long-term fellows will have the option to take up to 3 months of their 9-month fellowship virtually. This virtual time may be taken at any point in the fellowship and does not have to be taken concurrently. Applicants may propose any research schedule that best fits their project’s needs.

The deadline for Long-term fellowship applications is December 15, 2023.

Short-term fellowships support scholars whose work would benefit from significant primary research for one, two, or three months, with a monthly stipend of $4,000. These fellowships are designed to support a concentrated period of full-time work on research projects that draw on the strengths of the Folger’s collections and programs.

For the 2024-25 fellowship year, short-term fellows will have the option to take their fellowship fully onsite, fully virtual, or a combination of the two. Applicants may propose any research schedule that best fits their project’s needs.

The deadline for short-term fellowship applications is January 15, 2024.