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Redmond Barry Fellowship

The Redmond Barry Fellowship offers writers and scholars the opportunity to use collections at the Library and the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Melbourne to research a project in any discipline. This includes early career researchers and graduates.

The successful applicant receives $15,000, access to a desk space in a shared office for 12 months (January – December 2023), access to collections and staff expertise. Australian scholars and writers can apply.

The fellowship is jointly sponsored by the Library and the University of Melbourne, so research should make use of collections at both institutions. Projects that highlight linkages between the collections and promote new insights on the subject, material, or collections are encouraged, as is the production of a digital, creative, or literary work that can be openly shared and published in the University’s Repository.

Read our frequently asked questions and guidelines for more information.

About Redmond Barry

Sir Redmond Barry (18131880) was born in Ireland and emigrated to Melbourne in 1839. A practising lawyer, he became a judge of the new Victorian Supreme Court in 1852. The following year, Barry was appointed chairman of the trustees of the Melbourne Public Library (now State Library Victoria). He was the University of Melbourne’s first and longest serving Chancellor from 18531880.

Barry was an influential political advocate for the creation of public works throughout Melbourne, had a lifelong interest in philanthropy and contributing to Melbourne’s social and cultural activities, and was instrumental in founding the Library, University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital.

More information

For further information about the fellowship and how to apply, please visit the University of Melbourne website.