The CAUL/ASA (Australian Society of Authors) fellowships were awarded 2014 - 2016
The fellowships were made possible by a grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. The 2016 fellowships (two) provided $10,000 in non-salary funding, to support creative projects that would utilise at least one of the university libraries' special collections. The grants were able to be used for travel, accommodation and other project related expenses. They were not able to be used for research at the fellow's home institution.
Applications were invited from artists, authors, scholars and researchers from Australia.
CAUL / ASA Fellows 2016
Two fellowships valued at $10,000 each were awarded in 2016. The successful fellows were announced 29 July 2016.
Jessie Lymn, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University for her project Practices of Australian (fan)zines – uncovering the networks and practices of early Australian sci-fi fanzines using Murdoch University’s unique collection of science fiction fanzines. In February 2017 she delivered a talk at Murdoch University providing a rare insight into Science Fiction fanzines and their associated correspondence archive at Murdoch University Library; how they reflect the cultural, political and social issues of their era, and the importance of the human networks around them.
Matthew Lamb, Founding editor, publisher and owner, Review of Australian Fiction and Editor, Island Magazine for his project A Cultural biography of Frank Moorhouse, Australian author using the Fryer Library, University of Queensland.
CAUL / ASA Fellows 2015
Two fellowships valued at $7,500 each were awarded in 2016.
Dr Michael Davis, Honorary Research Fellow at the Sydney Environment Institute, The University of Sydney, for 'The making of Aboriginal heritage: Leonhard Adam and Anthropology at the University of Melbourne' using the University of Melbourne archives.
The “Outsider Anthropologist? Leonhard Adam’s Work in Germany and Melbourne” Dr Michael Davis. A presentation to the conference: ‘Global Histories of Refugees in the 20th and 21st Centuries’, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Saturday 8 October 2016
On 23 August 2016, Dr Davis gave a presentation 'The making of Aboriginal heritage: Leonhard Adam and Anthropology' at the University of Melbourne. His research for this project was supported by a fellowship from the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) made possible through a grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund’.
Dr Catherine Bell, Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts, ACU Gallery Director (VIC) and National Course Director of the Bachelor of Visual Arts & Design Degree at the Australian Catholic University for 'a studio investigation of sculptor Dianne Mayo's role in shaping Brisbane's cultural identity' using the Fryer Library at the University of Queensland.
CAUL / ASA Fellow 2014
Dr Lyndon Megarrity used the fellowship to undertake research into James George Drake: Queensland Nationalist, Federalist and Liberal. Drake (1850-1941) was a Queensland journalist and politician heavily involved in both Queensland and Federal politics at the turn of the century.
The projects aim was to bring Queensland back to the centre of the story of Australian Federation.
Dr Megarrity, is a freelance historian and adjunct lecturer at James Cook University, he undertook his research at the Fryer Library of the University of Queensland which holds the James George Drake Collection.
James George Drake, the Boomerang and Queensland Politics The University of Queensland Fryer Folios, February 2016. This publication draws partly on Dr Megarrity's research on James G. Drake. Dr Megarrity wishes to acknowledge the assistance of CAUL/ASA and the Copyright Agency.
Liberalism in Queensland 1859-1915 - precursors to the election of the T J Ryan Government: Research Report 30. The T.J. Ryan Foundation. This publication draws partly on Dr Megarrity's research on James G. Drake. He wishes to acknowledge the assistance of CAUL/ASA and the Copyright Agency