Asia Study Grants @ National Library of Australia

Asia Study Grants @ National Library of Australia

  • 2024 Asian Study Grants @ the National Library of Australia
  • a $5,000 honorarium and a four-week period of intense research with privileged access to the NLA’s resources
  • Applications close 26 June 2023
  • Click here to read more and apply

With the support of the Harold S. Williams Trust Fund and the Opalgate Foundation, the Asia Study Grants program provides researchers and PhD students with the opportunity to research the National Library of Australia’s Asian language and Asia-related collections. Up to five grants will be available in 2024. These grants offer a four-week period of intensive research at a negotiated time during 2024, where scholars have privileged access to the Library’s materials, facilities and staff.

What assistance is offered?

Recipients will receive:

  • a $5000 honorarium for use as a stipend, travel and accommodation support.
  • supported access to collections
  • office facilities and a personal workstation in the Fellows Room
  • high-resolution digital copies of collection materials if required for publication and other public uses (within set limits and according to access and copyright conditions).

Who can apply?

Asia Study Grants are open to researchers and PhD students who:

  • are residing in Australia
  • are attached to an Australian academic institution
  • have not received a Fellowship or Scholarship from the National Library in the past five years
  • need access to the Library’s Asian language or Asian-related collections that are not available online or in their own region or institution.

What are the selection criteria?

In selecting applicants, the assessment committee will consider the following criteria:

  • the value and quality of the proposed research
  • the relevance of the Library’s collections to the research
  • the value of the experience to the applicant’s academic progress (for PhD or early career researchers), or to the development of future research
  • protocols surrounding the use of Indigenous cultural material (if applicable)
  • the capacity of the applicant to communicate their research to a wider audience (e.g., public talks, blogs etc).

What is expected of an Asia Study Grant recipient?

Grant recipients will be required to:

  • give a presentation to Library staff that highlights the work undertaken during the residency and research-in-progress
  • acknowledge the support of the National Library and their Asia Study Grant donor in forums, presentations and publications resulting from the Fellowship
  • assist the Library to promote the Asia Study Grant program through media and public communications, including through contributions to social media
  • provide a report within one month of the agreed end date of their Grant outlining their experience, which will inform Council and the Fellowships Advisory Committee.

Click here to read more and apply.

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