QBLHOF Fellowship and Queensland Business History Award

The call for applications for the 2021 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fellowship (QBLHOF) is now open. 

Apply for a fellowship

The call for applications for the 2021 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship is now open. To apply, first create an account in SmartyGrants and then complete the online entry form.

For more information about the fellowship and requirements of the fellow, please see the Guidelines for Entry  All applications must be submitted by 5:00pm Thursday 25 March 2021.  

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 and economic history. 

The fellowship recipient receives a stipend 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 library staff. 

For more information about the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship please email fellowships@slq.qld.gov.au or call 07 3840 7887or 07 3840 7879.  

Nominate a business

To nominate your business or a business that prides itself on its history, please complete the nomination form. First create an account in SmartyGrants and then complete the online nomination form.

All nominations must be submitted by 5:00pm Thursday 25 March 2021.

This award is gifted through the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame program and is awarded annually to a Queensland based business that promotes their heritage and corporate history. This award also encourages sound collecting practices and aims to raise awareness of the value of good record keeping and preservation.  

The successful nominee will be announced and awarded at the 2021 the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.

2019 QBLHOF fellow: Rutian Mi

The 2019 recipient of the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame is Rutian Mi for his project The history of Chinese business in Queensland. Rutian’s project will focus on a selection of case studies of long-lasting leading Chinese businesses in Queensland and the significant impact that these businesses had on both the Chinese and broader community. The project aims to both interrogate the collections of the John Oxley Library and help contribute new knowledge to the history of Chinese businesses in Queensland.

Timeline

Rutian has created a online chronological overview of Chinese business in Queensland using the time graphics platform. This resource will help researchers understand the historical background and the social background of Chinese business in Queensland.

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The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame is an initiative of QUT Business School, State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Library Foundation.