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Queensland Memory Awards

The Queensland Memory Awards aim to recognise outstanding contributions made to advance our understanding of Queensland's history and heritage.

Winners of the 2024 Queensland Memory Awards

The 2024 Queensland Memory Awards have been announced. You can find a list of the winners and their groundbreaking research projects in our blog.
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Queensland Memory Award winners 2023

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.  

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Discover the latest research findings and insights from State Library's fellows on our John Oxley Library Blog or listen to past Research Reveals talks.

Purchase publications written by our research fellows from the Library Shop.

Fellowships and residencies

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John Oxley Library Fellowship
$25,000 awarded to help discover Queensland’s rich history using our collections.
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Monica Clare Research Fellowship
$20,000 awarded to create new knowledge about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.
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Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship
$15,000 awarded to delve into Queensland’s business and economic history.
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Digital collections catalyst
$15,000 awarded to bring technology and cultural heritage together using our collections.
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Christina Boughen OAM Fellowship
$10,000 awarded to research the legacy and career of the influential Queensland musician.
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Rainbow Research Fellowship
$20,000 awarded to share the PRIDE in Queensland history.
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John Oxley Library Award
Recognises an individual who had made an outstanding contribution to the appreciation of Queensland history.
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John Oxley Library Community History Award
Recognises excellence in the preservation, recording and sharing of Queensland history by community organisations.
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State Library of Queensland Medal
Recognises the valuable contribution and dedication of former staff and their work at the Library.
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Biannual fellowships

Letty Katts Fellowship
The biannual Letty Katts Fellowship supports the research and documenting of Queensland's music history.
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More information

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Previous recipients
Get inspired! Learn about previous fellows and their research projects.
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Find out information about the judging processes and how applications are assessed.
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Fellowships and residencies FAQs
Find out more information about applying for a research fellowship or residency.
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Awards FAQs
Find out more information about nominating an individual or group for a John Oxley Library Award.
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Tips for applying for a fellowship or residency
Gain insights from past Queensland Memory fellows as they share their invaluable experiences.
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Where your fellowship can take you
Find out how researchers and creatives contribute new knowledge about Queensland’s history.
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The Queensland Memory Awards are supported by philanthropic gifts through the Queensland Library Foundation.

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