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Appendix D: Grants and Fellowships Programs

GRANTS
During the reporting period the Library operated
one grant program.

Community Heritage Grants
The Library considered 135 applications and awarded 60 grants of up to $15,000, to a cumulative total of $378,440. These grants were to assist community organisations to preserve and manage nationally significant cultural heritage collections. Financial support and assistance for this grants program were received from the former Department of Communications and the Arts; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive; and the National Museum of Australia.

FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

During the reporting period, the Library operated the following programs.


National Library of Australia Fellowships
In 2020, eight funded and two honorary fellowships were awarded.

National Library of Australia Fellowships funded by the Stokes Family were awarded to Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa, Professor Judith Bennett and Dr Sugata Nandi.
A National Library of Australia Fellowship funded by the Minerals Council of Australia was awarded to Professor Jérémie Gilbert.
National Library of Australia Honorary Fellowships supported by the Library were awarded to Dr Louise Hamby and Dr Susan Martin.
A National Library of Australia Fellowship for Research in Australian Literature, funded through
the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust, was awarded to Professor Vivien Johnson.
A National Library of Australia Fellowship, funded through the Harold S. Williams Trust, was awarded to Dr Shine Choi.
A National Library of Australia Fellowship for Curatorial Research, funded through the Patrons
and supporters of the Library’s Treasures Gallery Access Program, was awarded to Ms Alisa Bunbury.
A National Library of Australia Fellowship, supported in memory of Averill Edwards, was awarded to Dr Georgia Pike.

Creative Arts Fellowships

Creative Arts Fellowships support writers and artists to spend four weeks in the Library developing an artistic concept, artwork or body of work inspired or informed by the collections.

The Creative Arts Fellowship, funded by the Friends of the National Library Inc., supports a residency for a creative practitioner or artist working in any genre, except writing, to develop work using the Library’s collections. The 2020 fellowship was awarded to artist Mr Anthony White.
The National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing, funded through the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust, supports a residency for a creative writer to research the Library’s collections. The 2020 fellowship was awarded to novelist Ms Nadia Bailey.
A National Library of Australia Honorary Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing, funded
by the National Library, was awarded to poet and visual artist Dr Judith Crispin.
The National Folk Fellowship, funded jointly by the Library and the National Folk Festival, supports a residency for research in the Library’s folklore collections to develop a performance at the festival. The 2020 fellowship was awarded to Mr Luke Byrnes.

Summer Scholarships
Summer Scholarships support younger scholars, and a scholar from rural or regional Australia undertaking postgraduate research, who require special access to the Library’s collections.

Norman McCann Summer Scholarships, funded by Mrs Pat McCann, were awarded to Mr Daniel
McKay and Ms Katerina Bryant.
A Seymour Summer Scholarship for biographical research, funded by Mrs Heather Seymour and Dr John Seymour, was awarded to Mr Joseph Steinberg.
A Carol Mills Summer Scholarship for a candidate from rural or regional Australia, funded by Miss Carol Moya Mills, was awarded to Ms Tianna Killoran.
A National Library of Australia Summer Scholarship, funded by a generous donor, was
awarded to Ms Rosa Campbell.


Asia Study Grants
Asia Study Grants support scholars to undertake research using the Library’s Asian Collections for up to four weeks. The grants are supported by the Harold S. Williams Trust, sponsors and
private donors.

Asia Study Grants supported by the Harold S. Williams Trust were awarded to Dr Megan Rose, Mr Ahmad Rizky Mardhatillah Umar, Ms Faye Chan, Dr Minerva Inwald and Dr Arjun Subrahmanyan.

Asia Study Grants supported by private donors were awarded to Dr Pan Wang and Associate Professor Chi Kong Lai.

An Asia Study Grant supported by BMY Group was awarded to Dr Tin Kei Wong.

An Asia Study Grant supported by Manors Gate Group was awarded to Dr Yu Tao.

An Asia Study Grant supported by Professor Kent Anderson was awarded to Mr Jonathan Peter.

An Asia Study Grant supported by the Wong Family was awarded to Mr Jiyuan Yin.

STAFF TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIPS

Averill Edwards Travelling Fellowship
Funded by a generous benefactor, this fellowship supports travel to undertake work experience or attend an international conference, professional development placement or curatorial research
at an appropriate institution overseas. The 2020 fellowship was awarded to Ms Rebecca Bateman.

Kenneth Binns Travelling Fellowship
Funded by the family of Kenneth Binns, this fellowship supports travel for professional development by Library staff in the early stages of their career. The 2020 fellowship was awarded to Ms Allison Lubransky-Moy.

Friends of the National Library Travelling Fellowship
Funded by the Friends of the National Library Inc., this fellowship supports travel for professional
development by Library staff. The 2020 fellowship was awarded to Mr Ben Pratten.