-- CALL FOR APPLICATIONS --- Deadline is April 30th 2002
The Harold White Fellowships are named in honour of Sir Harold White
(1905-1992), the first National Librarian, in recognition of his great
achievements as a collection-builder.
The Harold White Fellowships aim to:
* Promote the Library as a centre of scholarly activity and research
* Encourage scholarly and literary use of the Library's collections
and the production of publications based on them
* Publicise the Library's collections
What are the Fellowships?
Each year from four to seven Fellowships are awarded to enable established
scholars and writers to undertake research in the Library for periods of
from three to six months. The closing date for applications for 2003
Fellowships is 30 April 2002.
Most Harold White Fellows have undertaken research in the humanities and
history, especially Australian history. However, research projects can be in
any discipline or area in which the Library has strong collections.
Fellows are provided with a return economy airfare to Canberra from his/her
home and a grant-in-aid towards the Fellow's living expenses in Canberra. In
2002 the Fellows were given grants of AUS$700 per week.
The Library also awards Honorary Fellowships to scholars and writers who,
being in full receipt of salaries or funds from other sources, do not
require financial assistance but who would benefit from the other privileges
of the Fellowships.
The Fellowships are awarded by the National Library Council acting on the
advice of an independent committee. It comprises representatives of the
Australian academies and other scholarly and literary organisations.
Benefits of Harold White Fellowships
The principal benefit of Fellowships is to give scholars and writers the
means and the uninterrupted time to work with the Library's huge collections
of books, journals, newspapers, maps, music, manuscripts, pictures and oral
Fellows are provided with a furnished office, including a personal computer
with Internet access. They can have access to the Library outside the
opening hours of reading rooms and are entitled to access to book stacks,
free photocopying and interlibrary loans.
Requirements of Harold White Fellows
All 2003 Harold White fellows will be required to:
* Take up their Fellowships during the 2003 calendar year
* Stay in Canberra and spend at least 75 per cent of their time at the
* Give a public presentation, such as a lecture, and communicate the
results of their research to staff
* Where appropriate, give the Library the first opportunity to publish
the results of their research
Who can apply?
Fellowships are open to Australian citizens (including Canberra residents)
and the citizens of any other country. Fellowships will not, however, be
awarded to postgraduate students unless they have completed all the
requirements of their examiners.
Application forms are available from the Manuscript Librarian, National
Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT 2600, phone (02) 62621258. More
information about the Fellowships, together with an application form, can be
found on the Library's web site www.nla.gov.au/collect/fellows
Recent Harold White Fellows
* Ms Margaret Barbalet (Canberra), novelist and short story writer
* Professor Geoffrey Bolton (Perth), historian and biographer
* Dr David Branagan (Sydney), geologist
* Professor Carole Carpenter (Toronto, Canada), folklorist
* Dr Rhian Davies (Cardiff, U.K.), musician and musicologist
* Dr Peter Edwards (Sydney), historian and biographer
* Dr Bridget Griffin-Foley (Sydney), historian and biographer
* Professor Graham Hair (Glasgow, U.K.), composer and musicologist
* Mr David Hansen (Hobart), museum curator and art historian
* Professor Margaret Harris (Sydney), literary historian and critic
* Professor Hu Wenzhong (Beijing, China), literary historian and
* Dr Satyanshu Mukherjee (Canberra), criminologist
* Dr Doug Munro (Suva, Fiji), historian
* Professor Gananath Obeysekere (Princeton, USA), anthropologist
* Dr Benjamin Penny (Canberra), Sinologist
* Mrs Roslyn Poignant (London, UK), anthropologist
* Dr Michael Rosenthal (Warwick, UK), art historian
* Professor Joan Rydon (Melbourne), political scientist
* Dr David Tothill (Pretoria, South Africa), historian
* Dr Jane Roberts (Canberra), environmental scientist
* Professor John Warhurst (Canberra), political scientist
* Ms Susan Woodburn (Adelaide), librarian and bibliographer