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AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships open – student applications invited

19 October 2012

The State Library of Victoria invites honours year and postgraduate students to apply for the 2012 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships.

Three $1,200 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships are offered to students enrolled at a Victorian University who are entering 4th year honours, or engaged in their first post-graduate degree or diploma.

Fellows are required to use State Library collections to inform research and academic study, prepare publications, or for other purposes related to University study.

Successful applicants will be required to:

1. Undertake the Fellowship over four weeks in January or February 2013
2. Make significant use of the resources of the State Library of Victoria

3. Spend their research time at the State Library of Victoria
4. Give a presentation of the results of their research and provide a written report of their Summer Fellowship.

State Library of Victoria will award the three Fellowships named in honour of noted historian Professor AGL Shaw. Two fellowships are for students residing in Melbourne, each with a grant of $1200. A third fellowship will be awarded to a student from regional Victoria for whom the grant will be $1200 plus a living-away-from-home allowance.

The CEO and State Librarian awards the Fellowships, based on the advice of a panel of senior staff, to applicants whose research is centred on the resources of the Library. Selection is based on written application only. The application must include the names of three referees.

The closing date for applications is Friday 30 November 2012.

For further Fellowship information, contact Gail Schmidt on 03 8664 7335, or email

The online application form is available at


Media inquiries

Matthew van Hasselt or Georgina Smart
State Library of Victoria, 03 8664 7263,
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000