Funding to discover Queensland’s past

Researchers are encouraged to explore Queensland’s rich history with the support of State Library of Queensland (SLQ) fellowships.

Applications are now open nationwide for seven fellowships totalling $100,000 as part of the Queensland Memory Awards.

Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said the Queensland Memory Awards help to ensure Queensland’s rich history reaching back more than 40,000 years is discovered and available for all to share.

“There are endless stories to be shared about Queensland’s heritage, culture, places and experiences and this initiative will help reveal those untold stories,” Ms Enoch said.
“Queensland has a diverse and vibrant heritage that needs to be discovered, promoted and shared with others. The Palaszczuk Government is proud to be supporting these seven awards and leading the way for the creation of new knowledge about our state’s history.”

The Queensland Memory Awards comprise:

John Oxley Library Fellowship ($20,000 plus 12 months personal work space in the Neil Roberts Research Lounge) – awarded to support a research project that uses the resources of the John Oxley Library.

Letty Katts Award ($5,000 plus 3 months personal work space in the Neil Roberts Research Lounge) – provides the opportunity for a musician, composer, scholar or researcher to study, experiment and explore new thinking in their art/study for three months, leading to the creation of new knowledge or work/s inspired by Queensland’s music history.
The John Oxley Library Fellowship and Letty Katts Award are supported by the Queensland Library Foundation.

Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship ($15,000 plus 6 months personal work space in the Neil Roberts Research Lounge) – awarded to support a research project that contributes to new knowledge of Queensland’s economic and/or business history.
This fellowship is an initiative of the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, a partnership between SLQ, The Queensland Library Foundation and QUT Business School.

Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a new generation, four fellowships ($15,000 each plus 12 months personal work space in the Neil Roberts Research Lounge) – to recognise and encourage new research and interpretations about Queensland’s involvement in the First World War.

The State Library is hosting a SLQ Fellowship Information and Showcase Night on the Thursday 3 March.

Applications for all Fellowships and the Award open Wednesday 27 January and will close Thursday 31 March 2016.

To submit an application, or for more information on any of the Queensland Memory Award/Fellowships, please visit slq.qld.gov.au.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 9 June during Queensland Week at the annual Queensland Memory Awards Ceremony.

For further media information and images please contact:
Cinnamon Watson / 0432 21 643 / cinn@cinnamonwatsonpublicity.com.au

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