History Council of South Australia Fellowship

Fellowship Update - 30 June 2020

The finer details of the Fellowship are being finalised and the Fellowship will be launched shortly, watch this space and the HCSA Facebook page @HistoryCouncilSA for details.

Fellowship Description

The History Council of South Australia (HCSA) Fellowship provides support for emerging or established historians to undertake research and writing in an area of South Australian history.

Fellowship holders will be expected to make use of the resources and support of the State Library of South Australia and, where appropriate, other South Australian cultural institutions and repositories in pursuing a dedicated program of historical research. Access to relevant resources and support will be facilitated by the HCSA in collaboration with the relevant institution(s).

It is proposed to have the Fellowship open to historians residing in Australia or abroad in late 2020. The duration of the research work undertaken will be determined by the Fellowship holder in consultation with the HCSA and relevant institutions. It is a requirement of the Fellowship that the holder will make a presentation on the research project at a time and in a format agreed with the HCSA.

Fellowship Details

A key objective of the History Council of South Australia (HCSA) is to promote research, writing and publication specifically in the area of South Australian history. To this end the HCSA is planning to establish an annual Fellowship.

The Fellowship will be funded from the annual interest earnings accrued from a dedicated Fellowship Fund established within the framework of the Australian Cultural Fund.

The Fellowship will be awarded annually to an emerging or established historian. Advertised by the HCSA, it will be open to historians resident in Australia or abroad.

The selection of the annual Fellowship holder will be by a competitive process. A requirement of gaining a Fellowship will be for the holder to give a presentation on the research project and its findings at a time and in a format agreed with the HCSA.

The HCSA, in addition to funding the Fellowship, will also assist in putting appropriate arrangements in place with the institution(s) where the research activity is to be carried out.

How Can You Help?

The target for the Fellowship Fund is $40,000 AUD. Any donation no matter how small is welcome and can be submitted via the button below. Closing date is 31 July 2019. All donations are fully tax-deductible. This Fund is now closed.