Applications for the 2016 CAUL/ASA Fellowships, offered by the Council of Australian University Libraries (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), are open until 14 June 2016.
The CAUL/ASA Fellowship provides $10,000 in non-salary funding to support research or creative projects that utilise the rare and valuable materials housed in university library special collections. To apply for a fellowship the project must use at least one of the special collections held in the twelve participating host institutions.
University of Adelaide staff and students interested in undertaking a creative project using an interstate host library’s special collection are encouraged to apply. The grants can be used for travel, accommodation and other project-related expenses.
The fellowships, which have been made possible through a grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, aim to showcase the richness of special collections in Australian university libraries. They are designed to support projects that are based on concentrated access to these varied and valuable collections.
More information about the fellowship, including an application form, is available on the CAUL website. Applicants considering undertaking a project using the University of Adelaide Libraries’ special collections should contact Cheryl Hoskin, Rare Books and Special Collections Librarian, to discuss their proposed research project.