The Fellowships showcase special collections in Australian university libraries by providing artists, authors, scholars and researchers with an opportunity to work on projects that will benefit from concentrated access to these collections. The inaugural Fellowships to be awarded in 2014 have been made possible through the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. CAUL and the ASA expect to award up to two fellowships in 2014. The Fellowships will facilitate access to University libraries’ special collections by providing up to A$10,000 in non-salary funding for visiting artists, authors, scholars and researchers working on projects related to the collections. The grants could be used for travel, accommodation or other project related expenses. Applications are invited from artists, authors, scholars and researchers from Australia. Host institutions for 2014 awards will be among the following:
- Australian Catholic University Library
- Australian National University Library
- Deakin University Library
- Flinders University
- James Cook University Library
- Monash University Library
- University of Melbourne Library
- University of Newcastle Library
- University of Queensland Library
- University of Sydney Library
- University of Western Australia Library
- Victoria University
Applications are due on 10 May, 2014. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful applicants will be notified in mid-June, 2014 and will be expected to commence their Fellowship during 2014.
More information about the application process, host libraries and their collections is available at http://www.caul.edu.au/caul-programs/research/special-collection/asa-caul-fellowships2014.
For more information about JCU Special Collections please contact Bronwyn McBurnie, Special Collections Librarian.