Applications for the 2015-16 Australian Prime Ministers Centre (APMC) Fellowships are now open.
Applications will close at 5pm (AEST) on 30 June 2015.
Who can apply?
Applications are sought from established researchers and creative artists who
- want to propose a research project which fits with the rationale of the Australian Prime Ministers Centre research program
- have scholarly credentials, preferably at postgraduate level, or a record of equivalent achievement in their field
- are based in Australia during the year of the fellowship (2015-16)
- current postgraduate students (at time of application) are not eligible for fellowships, but may apply for summer scholarships
- staff and volunteers of the Museum of Australian Democracy are not eligible to apply for fellowships
- previous recipients of APMC Fellowships may apply for a new APMC Fellowship for a different research project or consider applying for an APMC Honorary Fellowship.
APMC Fellowship terms
Applicants are advised that APMC Fellows
- are to undertake the fellowship in the period July 2015 – June 2016
- are to spend a minimum of 10 business days based at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House during their fellowship
- are requested to make a broader contribution to the APMC’s public programs, and this may include the preparation of material for online use and/or participation in events at the museum
- can apply for a payment of up to $11 000 (GST inc) to support travel and accommodation while undertaking research, a research allowance when fully engaged in Fellowship research, research expenses such as photocopying and production costs for creative projects
- receive in-kind support at the APMC including access to office accommodation, collections and specialist expertise
- are to acknowledge the support of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in the public outcomes of the research supported by the APMC.
Preparing your application
Download the application form, complete the form and attach the following supporting documentation:
- Research proposal
- Research budget (download the budget template)
- Curriculum vitae
- Two written references (download the referee report)
References should be signed by both the applicant and the referee, or include the email trail. References should also include contact details for referees (telephone and email address).
Assessment of applications
Applications will be assessed by the museum during July 2015, with applicants advised of the outcome in August 2015.
In assessing an application the museum will take into account:
- the relevance and significance of the research proposal, in the context of the rationale of the APMC research program
- the capacity of the applicant to deliver the outcomes of their research proposal
- the appropriateness of the proposed budget
When making an offer of an APMC Fellowship, the museum reserves the right to negotiate changes to the research proposal and/or the budget.
Where to send your application
Applications should be sent to the following address:
Australian Prime Ministers Centre Coordinator
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
PO Box 7088
Canberra BC ACT 2610, Australia
An electronic copy should also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org