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Guidelines & application form: AGL Shaw Fellowships

We award three AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships each year. To apply, you must be a fourth-year Victorian honours student, or engaged in your first postgraduate degree or diploma. Two $1200 fellowships are awarded to postgraduate students living in Melbourne. A third fellowship is awarded to a student from regional Victoria, who receives $1200 plus a living-away-from-home allowance.

Fellowship requirements

If you're successful, you'll need to:

  • make significant use of our collections for the purpose of research
  • conduct your research for four weeks between 6 January and 28 February 2014
  • spend your research time at the Library
  • give a presentation of the results and/or provide a written report of your fellowship
  • be an ambassador and advocate for the fellowship program.

Selection process

Our CEO awards the fellowships, based on the advice of a panel of senior staff, to applicants whose research will make strong use of our collections.

Selection is based on written applications only, and three referees' names and contact details must be included.

Key dates

Online applications for 2014 opened on 18 October and closed on 29 November 2013. Recipients were announced on 18 December 2013.

How to apply

Applications for the 2014 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowship have closed, and the recipients have been announced.

More information

Specific questions about the fellowship requirements or selection process can be directed to Gail Schmidt, team leader, Collection research programs: