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)

Entries open Wednesday 5 November 2014

Winner announced in early 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.

2014 Shortlist announced 10/7/2014

Winner announced on 4 August 2014

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.

Entries for the 2015 Awards closed on 31 October 2014.

Winners will be announced in May 2015

2014 Winners announced on 19 May 2014

Awards: history

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

Winners of the 2014 Awards were announced on 5 September 2014.

Research fellowship

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

Entries close 3 November 2014.

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.

Entries close 3 November 2014.

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

Entries closed
Research fellowship David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship
Annual. Award of $12,000
For the research and writing of Australian history using the Mitchell Library.

22 September 2014.

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

22 September 2014.

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.

Entries close 3 November 2014.
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

Opening extended to 20 October.

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 closed

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 are now being accepted for the 2014 Honours

 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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