Australian Parliamentary Fellowship

Australian Parliamentary Fellowship

The Australian Parliamentary Fellowship provides support to an early career scholar to research and write a monograph for publication. The research must relate to the way Parliament functions, the way senators and members operate, or examine how a broad issue in national politics is dealt with in the Parliament.

The Fellowship is offered periodically and is of flexible duration (up to six months full-time with provision for part-time or broken periods of employment).

The purpose of the Fellowship is to:

    • contribute to scholarship on the Parliament and its work
    • promote knowledge and understanding of the Parliament
    • raise awareness of the role of the Library’s research service
    • provide a researcher with work experience in the parliamentary environment
    • support early career scholars.

Candidates must have completed and been awarded a PhD within the last three years and have:

    • a proven research and writing record
    • a capacity to deliver a quality monograph on time
    • a service orientation
    • judgement, discretion, integrity, flexibility and self-motivation
    • the capacity to work individually or as a member of a team.

Applicants must submit an outline of their research proposal with their application.


Applications for the Australian Parliamentary Fellowship are currently not open.