National Library of Australia: Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing 2015

The National Library of Australia offers a grant to support writers wishing to develop their creative ideas by immersing themselves in an aspect of the collections.

Funding & Duration

The Fellow undertakes a minimum four-week residency at the Library. The Fellow may extend the duration of the residency but will not receive further funding.

The Fellow will receive during the residency: $10,000, which can be used as a stipend for travel support and accommodation or for project expenses; special access to collections and staff expertise; access to office facilities and a personal workstation; and copies of collection materials (within reasonable limits and according to access conditions).

The 2016 Creative Arts Fellow in Australian Writing should aim to complete the residency by June 30 2016, unless otherwise agreed, but is not expected to complete the literary work within this period.


The Fellowship is designed to assist Australian writers who write for any medium where their creative writing is subject to public and peer critique and recognition. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants may be working as academics, but are eligible only if the application is clearly for a creative project. Applicants may be working on a PhD or Masters creative writing project, but the Fellowship project should not directly form part of any official assessment.

Submission Requirements

Applications must be submitted to the Research Branch for internal review by 23 July 2015.

Submitted applications must be accompanied by a signed and completed copy of the University’s Grant Application Cover Sheet. Submissions may be emailed to the Research Branch unless otherwise specified.

Grants Officer: Dr Don McMaster


Further Information

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