John Oxley Library Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The John Oxley Library Fellowship is awarded annually to support researchers of all disciplines, historians, writers and creatives the opportunity to uncover Queensland’s rich and diverse history utilising the resources of the John Oxley Library and State Library of Queensland.  

The fellowship recipient will receive a stipend of $20,000, a personal workspace within the Neil Roberts Research Lounge for 12 months and premium access to State Library’s extensive collections and library staff expertise. The Honorary Fellowship receives the same benefits as the recipient of the John Oxley Library Fellowship without the stipend.  

Interested in applying and have questions? Read our FAQ, or reach out to us at or on (07) 3840 7879 or (07) 3840 7887.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Library Foundation

Guidelines for entry

 Read the guidelines for selection criteria and information on how to prepare your application.

Apply now!

Apply to receive part of $80,000 for projects and new work. Applications close 5pm 15 July 2022.

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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. 

Past recipients

Discover past John Oxley fellows and their research projects.