The Screen Cultures Group at RMIT University’s School of Media and Communication (Melbourne) is pleased to announce the 2013 AFIRC Research Fellowship.

The AFI Research Collection (AFIRC) is a specialist film and television industry resource open to the public. The Collection houses a range of books, journals, scripts, directories, reports, and festival catalogues, with strengths in screen history, theory and Australian cinema.

The AFIRC invites proposals from scholars wishing to undertake research that utilises the Collection’s resources and promotes the AFIRC through a published outcome. This research may take the form of a book, a journal article, a film or a digital project. The Fellowship is designed to showcase the unique holdings of the AFIRC, which include special collections from Henry Mayer, Wayne Levy and Crawford Productions, as well as film stills, newspaper clippings and other significant artefacts from the Australian film and television industry.

The Fellow will have access to the Collection under the guidance of the AFIRC Library staff. The Fellowship will provide a stipend of up to $5000 (AUD). The Fellow will be required to make a presentation of their work at the conclusion of the Fellowship.

Application forms can be found at
For further information about the Fellowship, contact Dr Stephen Gaunson (

Closing date for applications is Friday 13 September 2013.