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, Indigenous cultural research and digital technology.

Three new fellowships will be offered in 2019: the Photography Fellowship, the Regional Fellowship and the Tate Adams Memorial Residency.

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.

Our 2019 fellowships program is now open

Applications for the 2019 fellowships program will close at midnight on Sunday 28 April 2019. Please see the individual fellowship pages for further information, guidelines and application forms.

The following Library fellowships will be offered in 2019:

The following fellowships will not be offered in 2019:

More information

  • Read the media release.
  • Visit our Library Fellows gallery to see examples of the wonderful work undertaken by past fellows and the innovative ways they have presented their research.