Manning Clark House, assisted by funding from Australian copyright management company Copyright Agency Limited, is inviting applications for the 2009 MCH/CAL Residential Fellowships. Three Residential Fellows will be selected to pursue a study project in Canberra.
CAL is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation, which provides a bridge between creators and users of copyright material. The Fellowships, which run for up to six weeks, enable recipients to write and conduct research in a scholarly environment at the Canberra home in which the historian Professor Manning Clark and his family lived and worked.
Applicants might include academics and researchers, independent scholars, teachers, writers, artists and journalists. At least one fellowship each year will be designated for a project in an education-related area. Applications from rural and regional areas are particularly encouraged, for those who, hampered by their location, are normally unable to access the invaluable resources that are provided through a residency at Manning Clark House.
Manning Clark House will facilitate access for Fellows to such Canberra institutions as the Australian National University, the National Library of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and to Canberra-based writers and thinkers. The fellowships will cover transport to and from Canberra, accommodation for up to six weeks and a weekly stipend. Fellows are encouraged to take part in MCH’s programs and events.
The deadline for applications for fellowships is Friday 5 December 2008. The 2009 fellows will be announced in mid- December 2008.
Guidelines and application details are available at the website – www.manningclark.org.au