Researcher in residence 2015/2016

It's that time of the year again, when we call for applications for our Researcher in Residence scholarship. 

The Auckland Library Heritage Trust, in association with Auckland Council, is offering a research scholarship using the Sir George Grey Special Collections at the Central City Library. 

As well as rare and historic books, Sir George Grey Special Collections includes maps, manuscripts, archives, photographs, sketches, drawings, oral history and musical recordings, sheet music, and ephemera.

Ref: Isa Outhwaite, Letter to Sir George Grey, 6 July 1885, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, GLNZ O9.2.

The scholarship is open to NZers and overseas visitors to NZ. To apply you need to have a research proposal based on material held in the Sir George Grey Special Collections. The scope for the proposal is broad, just like the breadth of the collections, so you could focus on NZ, the Pacific or international subjects. This gives you lots of options to choose a topic that you really interests you and which reflects and explores the treasures in the collections.

Applications for 2015/2016 close on 31 May 2015, please visit this page for more detailed information.