Writers and scholars wanting to use our collection to research a project in any discipline to produce works of literature can apply for the Redmond Barry Fellowship.
Successful applicants receive up to $20,000 for a three- to six-month residency. Australian and overseas scholars and writers can apply.
Since the fellowship is jointly sponsored by the Library and the University of Melbourne, research should make use of collections at both the State Library and the University of Melbourne.
Applications for the 2019–20 fellowship are now open. Fellowship applications must be received by midnight on Sunday 28 April 2019.
For further information about the fellowship and how to apply, please visit the University of Melbourne website.
About Redmond Barry
Sir Redmond Barry was born in Ireland and emigrated to Melbourne in 1839. A practising lawyer, he became a judge of the new Victorian Supreme Court in 1852. The following year, Barry was appointed chairman of the trustees of the Melbourne Public Library (now the State Library Victoria).
An influential political advocate for the creation of public works throughout Melbourne, Barry was instrumental in founding the Library, University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital.
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