Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence

Applications for the 2020 Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence now open

The call for expressions of interest for the 2020 Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence is now open. To apply, please complete the online entry form, attached your completed Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence Expression of Interest form and submit. For more information about the residency and requirements of the scholar please see the Guidelines for Entry below. All applications must be submitted by 5:00pm Thursday 26 March 2019.

The Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence aims to attract leading thinkers who will develop new ideas, tools, strategies and services that benefit both Queensland’s GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) sector and State Library of Queensland.

The successful applicant will receive a bursary of $15,000, a personal work space within the Neil Roberts Research Lounge for 12 months and premium access to the extensive collections and expertise of library staff.

The Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence is supported by Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser AM through the Queensland Library Foundation, is awarded annually, with successful applicants selected through a combination of public EOIs and internal appointments.

  1. Online entry form
  2. Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence Application form
  3. Guidelines for Entry

For more information about the Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence please email fellowships@slq.qld.gov.au or call 07 3840 7879 or 07 3840 7887.

The Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence is supported by Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser AM through the Queensland Library Foundation.

2019 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence Seth Ellis

The 2019 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence was awarded to Seth Ellis for his project Sound as historical material: developing a new way of cataloguing, describing and accessing sound in the archive.

Seth’s project proposes the development of a way of cataloguing sounds within the State Library’s collections—both historical, and newly collected.  This tool will make historical sound more searchable and perceptible by researchers and the general public.

In audio visual collections, a single sound recording can provide the same multilayered information as a photograph: a multiplicity of details about experience that is physical and emotional. The examination of sound in this way can provide a rich understanding of experience.