The State Library's fellowship program is the largest in Australia. Each year, the Library offers Creative Fellowships to encourage the original and imaginative use or development of the Library’s collections for new work.
The Library also provides a number of fellowships to support and recognise the importance of scholarly endeavour in areas ranging from children’s literature and colonial history to Victorians' experience of World War I.
The fellowships are funded by the State Library Victoria Foundation and other program partners, and are awarded annually on the advice of independent expert panels.
The following fellowships will be offered in 2015:
- Creative Fellowships
- Centenary of WWI Fellowship
- Louis Lothian Children's Literature Fellowship (formerly the Children's Books Fellowship)
- Russell Beedles Performing Arts Fellowship (new this year)
- Ukrainian Studies Foundation in Australia Fellowship (new this year)
- Redmond Barry Fellowship
Applications for these 2015–16 fellowships opened on Friday 30 January and closed on Friday 17 April.
Note: applications for the Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship will open in mid-2015.