Awards & fellowships

Subject Award Applications
Due

Award: business writing

Ashurst Business Literature Prize
Annual Award of $30,000
For a published work of commentary in the fields of business and finance. Aims to better inform the general reader about Australia’s commercial life and its participants.

Ashurst

(In association with Ashurst)

Winner announced on 4 March 2015

(Entries for the 2015 prize will open in the second half of 2015)

Award: biographical and autobiographical writing

National Biography Award

Annual Award of $25,000
For a published work of biographical or autobiographical writing. Aims to promote public interest in these genres.

Entries for the 2015 Award closed on 20 February 2015.

The winner of the 2015 award will be announced on 3 August 2015.

Awards: literature

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
These awards have a proud history, both in celebrating achievement by Australian writers and in helping to establish values and standards in Australian literature.

2015 Winners announced on Monday 18 May 2015.

Entries for the 2016 Awards will open in late August 2016.

Awards: history

The NSW Premier’s History Awards
First presented in 1997 to honour distinguished achievement in history by Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Entries now closed.

Shortlist will be announced in August 2015.

Winner will be announced on Friday 4 September 2015.

Awards: humour writing The Russell Prize for Humour Writing
A biennial $10,000 prize for the best book of humour writing by an Australian author and published in the previous two years.

Shortlist has been announced.

Winner will be announced on Thursday 25 June 2015.

Research fellowship

Coral Thomas Fellowship
Biennial. $75,000.

Encourage deep and focused research into Australian culture, history and society, drawing on Australian and international research collections.

Applications now closed

Research fellowship

C.H. Currey Memorial Fellowship
Annual. Award of $20,000
For the writing of Australian history from original sources.

Applications open 24 August 2015

Research fellowship

Nancy Keesing Fellowship
Annual. Award of $12,000
For research into aspects of Australian life and culture using the resources of the State Library.

Applications open 24 August 2015

Research fellowships

National and State Libraries Australasia and Library Council of NSW Honorary Fellowships
Annual. No financial award
Offered to the top shortlisted applicants for the C.H. Currey Memorial Fellowship and the Nancy Keesing Fellowship

Applications open 24 August 2015
Research fellowship David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship
Annual. Award of $12,000
For the research and writing of Australian history using the Mitchell Library.

Applications now closed

Research fellowship Merewether Scholarship
Annual. Award of $12,000
For the research and writing of 19th century NSW history using the Mitchell Library.

Applications now closed

Research fellowship

Australian Religious History Fellowship
Annual. Award of $20,000
For the study and research of any aspects of Australian religious history of any faith.

Applications open 24 August 2015

Research fellowship

Sydney Grammar School / State Library of NSW Fellowship
2 Awards of $5,000 each
For the development of curriculum resources based on the collections of the State Library of NSW

Applications open 14 September 2015

Research fellowship

Purves Environmental Fund Environment & Conservation Fellowship
Award of $40,000
This single fellowship, awarded once only, is for a 12 month period to describe the Library's key holdings in this field and for production of a relevant piece of research.

Awarded

Research fellowship

Religion, Church & Missions Fellowship
Award of $40,000
This single fellowship will be awarded for a 12 month period to describe the library's key holdings in this field and for production of a relevant piece of original research.

Awarded

Research fellowships

Milt Luger Fellowships
Two awards of $5,000 and $3,000
For projects which investigate and document aspects of Australian life, history and culture using the resources of the State Library. Open to persons aged between 18 and 25 years.

Awarded

Librarianship

Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship
Annual. Award of $1,000
For an outstanding original paper on any aspect of librarianship by female librarian or female student of librarianship.

Entries close 6 April 2015

Honours Honours of the Library Council of New South Wales
The Library Council of NSW, the governing body of the State Library of NSW, has introduced new awards to recognise distinguished individuals who contribute to the cultural enrichment of Australia through library and information excellence.
Nominations closed on 27 March 2015

 In association with the State Library of NSW

Subject Award Applications
Due

Literary

Miles Franklin Literary Award
Annual. Award of $60,000
For a novel of the 'highest literary merit, presenting Australian life in any of its phases' and which is published in the year of entry of the Award.

Literary

Nita B. Kibble Literary Awards:
Kibble Literary Award
Annual. Award of $30,000.
For women writers of a published book of fiction or non-fiction classifiable as 'life writing'.


Dobbie Literary Award
Annual. $5,000
For a first published work by a woman author of fiction or non-fiction classifiable as 'life writing'.
(In association with Perpetual Philanthropic Foundations)

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Literary

Kathleen Mitchell Award
Biennial. Award of $7,500
For a novel by an Australian author under 30 years of age.

To be announced

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