Children's Literature Fellowship

The State Library offers a specialist fellowship to support applicants wanting to utilise the Library's children's book collection on a project exploring aspects of children's book publishing, writing or illustrating – early years, children and young adult fiction (0–18 years of age).

The Library's collection has over 100,000 items, including novels, illustrated fiction, picture books, graphic novels, poetry and traditional stories.

The fellowship carries a grant of $15,000 and is for a period of three months full time, or longer if undertaken in a part-time capacity.

Please note: this fellowship project is an opportunity to explore the diversity of children's book publishing in all its forms, and may result in new works or research. Please include how you intend to do this in your response to Question 9 in the application form.

Applications for the 2017–18 Fellowship closed on Sunday 23 April 2017. The recipient will be officially welcomed in late July.

If you have specific questions about the Children's Literature Fellowship requirements or selection process, contact Gail Schmidt at or on 03 8664 7335.