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AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships

Named for eminent historian the late AGL Shaw AO, these annual Summer Research Fellowships help honours or postgraduate university students pursue research projects.

Recipients are given access to our collection to undertake in-depth research in their chosen field for four weeks during January or February. We also provide $1200 and space in a private study in the Library, which can be accessed out of hours.

Three fellowships are awarded each year. Two fellows from Melbourne are chosen as well as one from regional Victoria. The fellow from outside of Melbourne is also awarded a living-away-from-home allowance.

To be eligible you must:

  • be enrolled at a Victorian university
  • have satisfied the requirement for an undergraduate degree
  • be undertaking, or about to undertake, an honours degree or first postgraduate degree or diploma

About AGL Shaw

Emeritus Professor Alan George Lewers Shaw AO was professor of history at Monash University from 1964 to 1981. He was associate editor of the New dictionary of national biography since 1994 and published many works, including A history of the Port Phillip district, Gipps–La Trobe correspondence, 1839–1846 and Sir George Arthur, 1784–1854.

AGL Shaw was a member of many committees and boards, and was a founding member of the State Library of Victoria Foundation.