National Library of Australia: Asia Study Grants 2018

The National Library of Australia (NLA) offers annual Asia Study Grants to assist scholars in Australia to undertake research relating to Asia through a four week period of intensive access to our Asian language and Asia-related collections.

Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated need to access our Asian language collections, and who do not have ready access to Asian language collections in their own region or institution.

Funding & Duration

Study Grant recipients will receive financial support consisting of:

  • an honorarium of $1000 per week to cover accommodation and living costs in Canberra, for up to four weeks, and;
  • a contribution to travel within Australia, equivalent to one return economy domestic airfare to and from Canberra.

Travel and accommodation expenses are paid only to those living outside the Canberra region, but independent scholars in the region (not full-time paid academics) may access the stipend on a pro-rata basis.

All recipients receive in-kind support consisting of:

  • special access to Asian collection stacks and staff expertise, including the support of Asian languages specialist librarians;
  • access to office facilities in the Asian Collections area, and;
  • copying of collection materials (within reasonable limits and according to access and copyright conditions).


Asia Study Grants are open to researchers who are citizens of, or resident in, Australia. Applicants may be PhD candidates, early career or established researchers, or independent scholars, working in any discipline, who need to use the Library’s Asian language or Asian-related collections for their research.

Researchers do not have to be permanent citizens but residing in Australia as recognised researchers for an established period of time at an institution.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

  • Applications must be submitted for internal review by 22 September 2017
  • Please email if you are considering applying for this scheme.

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