The National Library of Australia is offering Summer Scholarships to research students in the disciplines of Australian literature, Australian history and cultural studies, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies, and biographical research.
Awards are aimed at younger scholars with a need for an intensive period of access to the unique collections in the National Library. In addition to support for travel, accommodation and living allowance, scholars receive privileged access to the Library's materials and facilities and sustained interaction with many of its staff.
The scholarships are open to students who have commenced postgraduate study and are under the age of thirty at 31 December in the year of their application. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent residency. Preference will be given to applicants who would otherwise find it difficult to use the Library’s collections for reasons such as geographic distance from Canberra.
The scholarships are tenable for a period of six weeks commencing in the second week of January each year.
The awards, to be undertaken in January-February 2013, are now open online for applications; applications close on 30 September.
The Westerly Centre encourages all eligible postgraduate students to apply for this unique opportunity.
For more information, and to register your application, please go to the The National Library of Australia website.
Paul Clifford (Website editor @The Westerly Centre.)