Applications and nominations for the 2020 Queensland Memory Awards are now open.
State Library of Queensland’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.
The Queensland Memory Awards program is dedicated to supporting researchers of all kinds to interpret the 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.
Applications and nominations for the 2020 Queensland Memory Awards are now open. For more information about individual fellowships, awards or residencies or to apply for a fellowship or residency please select from one of the following. All applications must be received by 5:00pm Thursday 26 March 2020.
If you have an interest in applying for a fellowship please come along to our Fellowship Information Night on Wednesday 19 February, 6:00pm, John Oxley Library Reading Room. A panel of past fellows, judges and State Library staff will discuss the experience being a State Library of Queensland fellow and what aspects make a good application.
If you would like to submit a nomination for Queensland Memory’s recognition awards please select either the John Oxley Library Award for individuals, the Queensland Business History Award for businesses or the John Oxley Library Community History Award for community organisations and heritage groups.
For information about each of the fellowships, awards and residencies, including past recipients and their projects, please select from the list below.
The Queensland Memory Awards are made possible by the support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation.
As one of Queensland’s most prestigious research awards for over 10 years, the John Oxley Library Fellowship offers researchers, writers, historians and content creators the opportunity to discover Queensland’s rich history utilising the resources of the John Oxley Library and State Library of Queensland. The fellowship recipient will receive a stipend of $20,000.
The Monica Clare Research Fellowship offers people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, the opportunity to research, explore and create new knowledge about Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures using the significant collections of John Oxley Library. The recipient will receive a stipend of $15,000.
The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship is awarded annually to support a research project that uses the rich resources of the John Oxley Library and contributes to the creation of new knowledge about Queensland's business or economic history.
The Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence is generously supported by Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser AM through the Queensland Library Foundation. Valued at $15,000, the residency is awarded annually to a leading thinker in the cultural sector, whose work gives rise to innovative new services or strategies.
The Letty Katts Award supports the research and documenting of Queensland’s music history. It gives a musician, composer, scholar or researcher the opportunity to study, experiment and explore new thinking in their art/study, leading to the creation of new knowledge or work/s inspired by Queensland’s music history. The recipient receives a stipend of $5,000. This award is biennial and will be awarded again in 2020.
The John Oxley Library Award and the John Oxley Library Community History Award are gifted by the Library Board of Queensland and the Queensland Library Foundation and given annually to individuals and local community organisations for distinction and innovation in the documenting and sharing of Queensland’s history.
An Honorary Fellowship has been established to support research projects of high calibre. Honorary fellows will have access to facilities and receive support in accordance with State Library’s other fellowship programs. This research would be conducted without a monetary stipend. No applications are required for the Honorary Fellowship. Only applicants to the John Oxley Library Fellowship are eligible.
Presented by the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, the Queensland Business History Award is a recognition award presented to a Queensland based business that has successfully protected and promoted their corporate history and archives.
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State Library’s Queensland Memory Awards program is dedicated to supporting researchers of all kinds to interpret the 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.
Queensland Memory Awards fellowships and residencies on offer in 2020:
What does a fellowship or residency offer?
What are fellows or residents required to do?
You will receive an email acknowledgement of receipt of your application.
Important! If you do not receive an email acknowledging receipt, please check your spam/junk folder first and then contact the Research Coordinator immediately at the email address or phone number listed below.
State Library of Queensland
PO Box 3488
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: 07 3840 7879 or 3840 7887
All completed applications or EOIs plus entry forms (including any attachments) must be received by State Library no later than 5pm Thursday 26 March 2020.
An independent judging panel approved by the State Librarian and CEO will assess all applications. The judging panel may, at their discretion, interview short-listed applicants.
The successful applicant will be notified before any public announcement.
All applicants will be notified in writing as to the outcome of their application/EOI, approximately 8 weeks after the closing date. Successful applicants will be announced at the Queensland Memory Awards ceremony in May 2020.
The decision of the judging panel is final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into with regards to the panel’s decision.
Fellows/scholars will be provided with physical space, Wi-Fi and printing access to conduct their own research. Fellows/scholars will be expected to bring in their own laptop computers or digital devices to complete their projects. Fellows/scholars will be given an initial orientation and introduction to State Library. Fellows should liaise with the Research Coordinator to assist with their day-to-day needs.
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