Rainbow Research Fellowship

About the Fellowship

Applications now open! Closing 5pm Friday 12 August. 

The inaugural Rainbow Research Fellowship supports research, exploration, and creation of new knowledge about Queensland’s LGBTIQA+ histories and communities using the John Oxley Library and State Library collections and resources. 

The fellowship, first of its kind in Queensland and potentially Australia, supports a more inclusive telling of Queensland history. 

The Fellowship recipient receives a stipend of $15,000, 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. 

Applications from people who identify as LGBTIQA+ are encouraged.  

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

Browse our collection: Discover ephemera, photographs, posters, costumes and other items that celebrate the diversity of LGBTIQA+ communities in Queensland.

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Proudly supported by the Queensland Library Foundation

Guidelines for entry

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

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. 

Queensland LGBTIQ+ collection highlights

View highlights from our LGBTIQ+ collection.