Queensland Memory Awards

State Library’s Queensland Memory Awards recognise the valuable contribution of individuals and organisations across Queensland in the investigation, preservation and celebration of Queensland’s memory — past and present. 

2022 Queensland Memory Awards recipients have been announced!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Queensland Memory Awards! 

Read more about the winners and their planned research projects in our blog. Click on the tiles below to discover more about each research fellowship on offer. 

About the fellowships and awards

Fellowships and residencies support researchers and creatives of all kinds to interpret the significant collections of the John Oxley Library. Through deep engagement and interaction with the collections, these interpretations provide new insights into the collection and contribute new knowledge about Queensland’s history.  

Awards recognise outstanding contributions made to advance our understanding of Queensland’s cultural heritage. 

Applications for other fellowships have now closed. Applications will open again in mid-2023.

Interested in applying and have questions? 

Read our FAQ, watch the tips for applying video or catch up on the 2022 fellowship information night. If you need more information reach out to us at fellowships@slq.qld.gov.au or on (07) 3840 7879 or (07) 3840 7887.

Fellowships and residencies

John Oxley Library Fellowship

Help discover Queensland’s rich history using our collections.

Monica Clare Research Fellowship

Create new knowledge about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.

Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence

Awarded to leading GLAM thinkers to develop new tools, resources and strategies for the sector. 

Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship

Delve into Queensland’s business and economic history. 

Letty Katts Fellowship

Explore Queensland’s vast music history.

Christina Boughen OAM Fellowship

Research the legacy and career of the influential Queensland musician.  

Rainbow Research Fellowship

Share the PRIDE in Queensland history. 

Stories from past fellows

Be inspired by some our past fellows, here about their projects and their experiences being a State Library fellow.


John Oxley Library Award

Recognises an individual who had made an outstanding contribution to the appreciation of Queensland history. 

John Oxley Library Community History Award

Recognises excellence in the preservation, recording and sharing of Queensland history by community organisations. 

State Library of Queensland Medal

Highlights the valuable contribution and dedication of former staff and their work at the Library.  

More information

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to common queries regarding research fellowships at State Library.


Find out information about the judging processes and how applications are assessed. 

Previous recipients

Get inspired! Learn about previous fellows and their research projects. 


The Queensland Memory Awards are made possible by the support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation.