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Prime Ministers Centre - Fellowships and Summer Scholarships

The Australian Prime Ministers Centre offers fellowships for established scholars, and summer scholarships for students, undertaking research on Australia’s prime ministers, their lives, achievements and governments.


The Fellowships are open to established scholars and encourage innovative research resulting in new forms of scholarly communication, including those targeted to general audiences. Fellows receive a grant of up to $16,000 and are provided with fully equipped office accommodation in the Prime Ministers Centre as well as reference assistance and out-of-hours access to the Centre’s research collection.

Summer Scholarships

Up to three Summer Scholarships are awarded each year to students with at least their first degree, preferably Honours, or who are about to finish their final Honours Year. Current PhD students are also eligible. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent residence.

Summer Scholars spend six weeks based at Old Parliament House in Canberra where they work on a project specified by the Australian Prime Minister’s Centre or produce an academic paper, bibliography or creative project that addresses the Centre’s key objectives. They are provided with a return economy airfare (within Australia) to Canberra, full board at a residential college and a weekly allowance to assist with living expenses.

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