The State Library of Victoria invites honours year and postgraduate students to apply for the 2012 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships.

Three $1,200 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships are offered to students enrolled at a Victorian University who are entering 4th year honours, or engaged in their first post-graduate degree or diploma.

Fellows are required to use State Library collections to inform research and academic study, prepare publications, or for other purposes related to University study.

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Undertake the Fellowship over four weeks in January or February 2012
  • Make significant use of the resources of the State Library of Victoria
  • Spend their research time at the State Library of Victoria
  • Give a presentation of the results of their research and provide a written report of their Summer Fellowship

The State Library of Victoria will award the three Fellowships named in honour of noted historian Professor AGL Shaw. Two fellowships are for students residing in Melbourne, each with a grant of $1200. A third fellowship will be awarded to a student from regional Victoria for whom the grant will be $1200 plus a living-away-from-home allowance.

The CEO and State Librarian awards the Fellowships, based on the advice of a panel of senior staff, to applicants whose research is centred on the resources of the Library. Selection is based on written application only. The application must include the names of three referees.

For further Fellowship information, contact Gail Schmidt on 03 8664 7335, or email fellows@slv.vic.gov.au

To apply, download the application form and return in hard copy by 5pm Friday 2 December 2011 to:

Mr Shane Carmody
Director, Development
State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston St
Melbourne VIC 3000

MISS BELLA GUERIN, FIRST LADY GRADUATE AT THE MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY

MISS BELLA GUERIN, FIRST LADY GRADUATE AT THE MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY. 1883

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