The Library’s Visiting Scholar program is a competitive and prestigious initiative aimed to support and foster writing, research and study. The program provides a room and behind-the-scenes access to Library staff. Research topics have ranged from early colonisation of Australia through to investigations of contemporary life. It is expected that Visiting Scholars will:
- Be researchers who are able to demonstrate a record of scholarship, such as publications or other research outcomes.
- Present a project that directly draws on the unique collections of the State Library of New South Wales.
- Present a project that has a specific time frame and outcome.
- Have support from an industry employer or research supervisor, emphasising the value of a Visiting Scholarship to the applicant.
- Submit to the Mitchell Librarian a brief summary of their completed project, copies of any research outcomes (presentations and publications) and a bibliography.
- Visiting Scholars may be invited to contribute to Library publications or the Library’s series of Scholar Talks.
- The Library is unable to offer any funding to Visiting Scholars. A successful Visiting Scholar is not precluded from applying for a paid Fellowship at the conclusion of their project.
Applications are subject to the approval of the Visiting Scholars committee, staff resources as well as capacity in the Donald & Myfanwy Horne Room.
Applications are accepted at any time of the year, with commencement dates by negotiation. For an application form, register your interest by sending an email to: email@example.com