NSW Archival Research Fellowship

The NSW Archival Research Fellowship is offered annually by the NSW Government to assist a person living in NSW to complete an innovative and quality research project that makes substantial use of the records collection of the State Records Authority of NSW.

The successful applicant is expected to produce an article or book for publication, or a website, exhibition, film or event that is significant to the people of NSW and promotes the collection of the State Records Authority. The Authority will assist in identifying outlets for publication or public presentation of the work undertaken on the fellowship.

What is the closing date?

CLOSED 5pm, Tuesday 14 June 2011

How much is available?


What are the assessment criteria?

The Assessment Criteria for this Fellowship are:

  • merit of the proposed work. Note: the assessment panel may consider the following:
    – originality of the proposal
    – extent to which the project utilises the collections of State Records NSW
    – appropriateness of the methodology to be used
    – extent to which the proposed new work will advance archival and historical research in Australia.
  • applicant’s research, analytical and writing skills as demonstrated in their support material and/or previous work
  • applicant’s professional skills, experience and/or qualifications
  • potential impact of the Fellowship on the applicant’s career.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Australian citizens currently resident in NSW
  • Those holding permanent residence visas currently resident in NSW.

Persons who are temporarily overseas or outside of NSW may apply, provided that they can demonstrate that NSW is their primary place of residence and that they are otherwise eligible.

Please read the Guidelines carefully for further eligibility criteria.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please speak to Arts NSW.

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2011.
The following documents are provided for reference only: