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NSW State Library offering $116,000 in paid research opportunities

Monday 18 May 2020

The State Library of NSW is calling for applications for a range of prestigious research fellowships totalling $116,000.

According to Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian and Director, Engagement, at the State Library of NSW: “The Library’s competitive fellowships program supports original research projects which aim to provide new ideas, add new voices and offer fresh on perspectives on Australia’s recorded history.”

All State Library fellows enjoy special access to the Library’s rich collection and expert curators and librarians, as well as an inspiring study space in the Donald and Myfanwy Horne Room.

Research by current Library Fellows is as diverse as: Drought, Flood, Heat and Dust: Living with Extreme Weather in Arid Australia (Dr Rebecca Jones); Lesbian Sydney in the 1990s (Dr Sophie Robinson); The Macquarie Years: the context for colonial Australia (Dr James Boyce); Pictures in the Collections of the State Library of NSW (Dr David Hansen); Sworn to No Masters: a corporate and political history of Australian newspapers 1941–2021 (Professor Sally Young); Colonial Liquidity: Making money in early New South Wales (Dr Ben Huf), and more.

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