The AFIRC in partnership with the Screen Cultures Lab at RMIT University’s School of Media and Communication is pleased to announce the 2014 AFIRC Research Fellowship.

The AFI Research Collection (AFIRC) is a specialist film and television industry research library open to the public. The Collection houses unique materials not available for film scholarship elsewhere and a range of books, journals, scripts, directories, reports, and festival catalogues. It is particularly strong 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 in progress to the School of Media and Communication towards the conclusion of their Fellowship.

Application forms can be found at here and for general information on the fellowship look here.

For further information about the Fellowship, contact Dr Stephen Gaunson, School of Media and Communication,

Closing date for applications is Friday 25 July 2014.