Young Researcher Fellowships

Run for the first time in 2016, the Young Researcher Fellowships program has provided the opportunity for a select group of Victorian students from the Mallee Cluster of schools to undertake a year-long research project with the support of Library education staff and experts.

In 2015, a small group of students in Levels 5 and 6 were nominated by their teachers to participate in this fellowship for gifted and/or talented students with a keen interest in research. Commencing in Term 1 of 2016, the Fellows engaged in a program of online learning to develop their research skills whilst conducting passion projects connected to their local communities.

The students' research reports have been showcased in a publication, Tales from Mallee country, which was launched at State Library Victoria on 1 December 2016. The event was livestreamed for family and friends who were unable to make the trip to Melbourne.

Watch a short video about the Young Researcher Fellowships program

This program is an initiative of State Library Victoria, supported by the Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program.