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.
The History Council of South Australia (HCSA) Fellowship will provide 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).
The Fellowship is open to historians residing in Australia or abroad. 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.
The awarded Fellowship will assist emerging or established historians to gain in-depth access to archive collections and the expert staff who manage them. Researchers will also have financial assistance to support their time in South Australia.