Applications open for seven research fellowships at SLQ

Researchers are encouraged to explore Queensland’s rich history with the support of State Library of Queensland (SLQ) fellowships.

Applications are now open nationwide for seven fellowships totalling $100,000 as part of the Queensland Memory Awards.

2015 Queensland Memory Awards

2015 Queensland Memory Awards

The Queensland Memory Awards comprise:

John Oxley Library Fellowship ($20,000 plus 12 months personal work space in the Neil Roberts Research Lounge) – awarded to support a research project that uses the resources of the John Oxley Library. This fellowship is support by the Queensland Library Foundation.

Letty Katts Award ($5,000 plus 3 months personal work space in the Neil Roberts Research Lounge) – provides the opportunity for a musician, composer, scholar or researcher to study, experiment and explore new thinking in their art/study for three months, leading to the creation of new knowledge or work/s inspired by Queensland’s music history. The Award is supported by an endowment to the Queensland Library Foundation by the Mellick family.

Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship ($15,000 plus 6 months personal work space in the Neil Roberts Research Lounge) – awarded to support a research project that contributes to new knowledge of Queensland’s economic and/or business history.
This fellowship is an initiative of the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, a partnership between SLQ, The Queensland Library Foundation and QUT Business School.

Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a new generation, four fellowships ($15,000 each plus 12 months personal work space in the Neil Roberts Research Lounge) – to recognise and encourage new research and interpretations about Queensland’s involvement in the First World War. These fellowships are supported by the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Anzac Centenary Commemoration Unit.

The State Library is hosting a SLQ Fellowship Showcase and Information Night on the Thursday 3 March. Join Queensland Memory’s current Fellows; Madonna Grehan (John Oxley Library Fellow), Julie Hornibrook (Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellow), Elaine Acworth (QANZAC 100 Fellow) and Julie Barratt (Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Creative Fellow) for an evening talk as they showcase their research and inspire others to be potential State Library Fellows. Information on prospective applications for the 2016 Fellowships will be provided and opportunities for questions to be answered. Breaking up the evening will be a networking opportunity on The Platform, level 3 for Queensland’s research and heritage community. Bookings are essential.

Applications for all Fellowships and Awards opened nationwide on Wednesday 27 January 2016 and will remain open until Thursday 31 March 2016. To submit an application, or for more information on any of the Queensland Memory Award/Fellowships, please visit http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/awards/qmawards  .

The winners will be announced on Thursday 9 June during Queensland Week at the annual Queensland Memory Awards Ceremony.