NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

AFI Research Collection Fellowship

RMIT’s AFI Research Collection, in partnership with RMIT Culture and the Screen and Sound Cultures Research Group at RMIT University is pleased to announce the 2023/2024 AFI Research Collection Fellowship.  

The AFIRC invites proposals that showcase the unique holdings and promotes the AFIRC through a published or non-traditional research output. 

We welcome scholars who think critically about archival representation to recognise where there are gaps or inequities in scholarship. The AFIRC encourages proposals from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) candidates, Diverse Genders, Sexes and Sexualities (DGSS), precariously employed and/or people living with disabilities who can contribute to our charge for diversity as we strive to grow a vitally inclusive research culture. 

Research projects might include: 

  • Scholarly articles or monographs 
  • Dissertations 
  • Creative work 
  • Digital project 
  • Film 
  • Performance-based research  
  • Exhibition proposals 
  • Research-based syllabi to grow student research 
  • Collaborative research 

The appointed Fellow will have access to the Collection under the guidance of the AFIRC staff. 

The Fellowship will provide a stipend of $5000 (AUD) which includes travel costs if the recipient is not from Melbourne.  

The Fellow will be required to participate in an accessible public event that engages on a topic related to their work. This could be in the form of an informal In-Conversation, or a panel style event and will be facilitated by RMIT Culture. 

When considering your Fellowship proposal, please take time to look over the AFIRC holdings via the online catalogue, to understand the strengths and limitations of the collection. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to review past winners for tips on the scope of projects, previous topics and examples of collection-centered research.  

Application guidelines and information about the AFIRC holdings may be found online. All questions about the fellowship program and / or the application process should be directed to

Appplication deadline: 11.55pm Friday September 17th2023 

Read more @ RMIT AFIRC…

Other recent news

Other related news

OPPORTUNITY FOR AN AUSTRALIAN FIRST NATIONS CREATIVE LEADER TO JOIN THE DDCA BOARD The Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA) seeks a First Nations identifying Creative Leader to join our Executive Board. Expressions of Interest To express your interest in becoming a member of the DDCA Board, please send us a […]

March 26, 202411:00 AM – 12:00 PM Online and Foundations Lab (Brooklyn Campus, Main Building, room 401) “Ani Liu is an internationally exhibiting research-based artist working at the intersection of art & science. Ani’s work examines gender politics, labor, reproduction, simulation and sexuality. Integrating emerging technologies with cultural reflection and social change, Ani’s most recent […]

“Nine ways to reflect on how art can contribute to sustainability transformations” Dr. Joost Vervoort “The 9 Dimensions tool creates a shared language between creators, funders and researchers. It is designed to recognize and reflect on the multidimensional richness of creative practice and what it can do to create a more sustainable world. To do this, the […]

National University of Singapore (NUS) is recruiting ONE Research Fellow to work on a Social Science and Humanities Research (SSHR) Fellowship project, “Archipelagic Mappings and Performance Routes, Routers, and Networks (1840–1940)” The Research Fellow (Theatre and Performance) will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) to: Qualifications: Applicants should: Read more @ Time Higher Education…

The Kate Challis RAKA Award supports Indigenous creative artists. In 2024, the award supports the best script for film or television screened in the preceding five years. Applications open: 15 Apr 2024 Applications close: 1 Jul 2024 Total value: up to $25,000 Read more @ Uni Melb…

“Australian Research Council (ARC) and Department of Education have released the Terms of Reference and Discussion Paper for the Policy Review of the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP). The Review is being undertaken jointly by the ARC and the Department of Education. It is supported by a steering group, made up of members with expertise from […]