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.
The Fellowship was established in 2010 with the transfer of accumulated funds to CAUL from UNISON, a partnership of the university libraries of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, formed to facilitate dialogue and enable cooperation.