Applications for NLA 2018 Summer Scholarships close on 30 September 2017.

The National Library of Australia offers annual summer scholarships to support younger scholars (under 30 years of age at 31/12/2017) undertaking postgraduate research requiring special access to the Library’s collections. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the family of the late Norman McCann (a former National Library Council Member), and of John and Heather Seymour.

Preference for Norman McCann Scholarships will be given to those working in the disciplines of Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies. Preference for Seymour Scholarships will be for those undertaking biographical research.

The scholarships are tenable for a period of six weeks commencing in the second week of January each year. Scholars have privileged access to the Library’s materials and facilities, as well as sustained interaction with many of its staff.

For more information and to apply visit the NLA website here: https://www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/fellowships-and-scholarships/summer-scholarships

Image: AG, Tom Bass (1916-2010), Lintel Sculpture 1968, beaten copper bas-relief, above the National Library entrance (detail)