Redmond Barry Fellowship

Statue of Sir Redmond Barry at the State Library Victoria.

Writers and scholars wanting to use our collection to research a project in any discipline to produce works of literature can apply for the Redmond Barry Fellowship.

Successful applicants receive up to $20,000 for a three- to six-month residency. Australian and overseas scholars and writers can apply.

Since the fellowship is jointly sponsored by the Library and the University of Melbourne, research should make use of collections at both the State Library and the University of Melbourne.

The Redmond Barry Fellow will also have the opportunity to apply for one short residency at the Baldessin Press in St Andrews.

Applications for the 2015–16 Redmond Barry Fellowship are now open, closing on Friday 17 April 2015.

About Redmond Barry

Sir Redmond Barry was born in Ireland and emigrated to Melbourne in 1839. A practising lawyer, he became a judge of the new Victorian Supreme Court in 1852. The following year, Barry was appointed chairman of the trustees of the Melbourne Public Library (now the State Library Victoria).

An influential political advocate for the creation of public works throughout Melbourne, Barry was instrumental in founding the Library, University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital.