The State Library's fellowships program is one of the most substantial 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 specialist fellowships to support and recognise the importance of scholarly endeavour in areas ranging from children's literature and social history to the visual arts, theatre, 19th-century Victoria, digital technology and Ukrainian studies.
This year, the inaugural Indigenous Victorian Aboriginal Cultural Research Fellowship supports Aboriginal researchers to explore the Library's collections to produce research material that can be used by the community.
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.
Applications for the Library's annual fellowships program open at the beginning of February each year, and close in mid- to late April.
To find out more about the program selection criteria, come along to the 2019 fellowships information evening on 19 February, 6pm to 7.30pm, in the Village Roadshow Theatrette.
A warm welcome to our 2018 fellows
The following Library fellowships were awarded:
- Amor Residency at Baldessin Press & Studio
- Berry Family Fellowship
- Children's Literature Fellowship
- Creative Fellowships
- Georges Mora Fellowship
- John Emmerson Research Fellowship
- Indigenous Victorian Aboriginal Cultural Research Fellowship
- Redmond Barry Fellowship
- Ukrainian Studies Foundation in Australia Fellowship
The following fellowships were not offered in 2018:
- Russell Beedles Performing Arts Fellowship (biennial)
- Digital Fellowship
- La Trobe Society Fellowship (biennial)
- Centenary of WWI Fellowship (closed 2017)