Leo Fleischmann Visiting Fellowship in Pacific Islands Arts and Material Culture

The Leo Fleischmann Fellowship offers researchers up to $2,500 to conduct research on the art and material culture of the Pacific Islands. 

Behind The Scenes group in the Pacific Collection

Stuart Humphreys © Australian Museum

The Leo Fleischmann Visiting Fellowship is offered every two years. Applications will re-open in February 2015. 

The Australian Museum holds an extensive collection of art and objects from the Pacific Islands and preference will be given to self-contained projects that address the Museum’s interests and focus on these collections.

This fellowship was established in 1995 by Ms Senta Taft-Hendry in memory of the late Leo Fleischmann of Galleries Primitif, Woollahra. It is designed to encourage research into the arts and material culture of the Pacific Islands. Preference will be given to self contained projects that address the Australian Museum's interests and focus on the Museum's collections.

The award is generally offered every two years, as funds are available. I

Eligibility: Applicants should be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents. Preference will be given to Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents. They should have at least an Honours degree or other appropriate research or experience qualifications. Students are not eligible and the fellowship is not meant to support or supplement thesis work.

Terms: The value of the Fellowship is approximately $2500 as a grant-in-aid for the approved research project. This may be used as a contribution toward living costs (up to $770 per week), travel, purchase of essential research materials and field costs.

Conditions: The award will be taken up in the financial year of the award. The Fellowship will be paid in two installments: the first after signing acceptance, the second (10%) on receipt by the Museum of a written report on the work achieved. The Fellow will be expected to spend a substantial part of the Fellowship time at the Australian Museum and to give at least one seminar. All publications arising from or assisted by the Fellowship must include acknowledgment to the Leo Fleischmann Visiting Fellowship scheme and the Australian Museum.

The selection committee reserves the right not to make an appointment, or to make an appointment by invitation. It is highly recommended that potential applicants discuss their projects with Museum Anthropology staff prior to submission to identify any special needs, to check that there is no overlap with an existing project; and that the project can be accommodated. Museum Anthropology staff however, will not assist in the preparation of the actual application.

For information about the Australian Museum's ethnographic collections contact Dr. Robin Torrence (Tel:+61 2 9320 6401).

For more information or to be added to an alert list regarding this fellowship, please contact:

Maxine Kauter
Program Coordinator, Science & Learning and AMRI
6 College Street, Sydney NSW 2010
Tel: 61 2 9320 6457
Email Maxine

Maxine Kauter , Program Coordinator
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