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. 

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 open 1 June

Fellowship applications will open 1 June. Interested in applying? Read the guidelines to find out what fellowships are on offer, how to prepare your application and more!

Fellowship information night

6pm Wednesday 8 June 2022

Fellowships and residencies

John Oxley Library Fellowship

Help discover Queensland’s rich history using our collections.

Letty Katts Fellowship

Research Queensland’s vast music history.

Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence

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

Monica Clare Research Fellowship

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

Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship

Delve into Queensland’s business and economic history. 


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. 

2021 fellows and award recipients

The arrival of electricity in the early 20th century, social networks of crime and corruption, and the perspectives of First Nations photographers are just some of the research projects honoured the 2021 Queensland Memory Awards.


2021 Queensland Memory Awards recipients and presenters

Contact us

For further information please contact us via phone or email.

Phone: 07 3840 7887
Email: fellowships@slq.qld.gov.au


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