Manning Clark House offers residential fellowships 


Manning Clark House, assisted by funding from Australian copyright management company Copyright Agency Limited (CAL), invites applications for residential fellowships in 2008.

Under the MCH/CAL Residential Fellowships program, launched last year, three fellows are selected each year over three years to pursue study projects in Canberra.

CAL is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation, which provides a bridge between creators and users of copyright material. CAL is providing $80,400 to support the administration of the MCH/CAL Residential Fellowships.

The Fellowships enable recipients to write and conduct research in a congenial scholarly environment for up to six weeks. They stay at the Canberra home in which the historian Professor Manning Clark, his wife Dymphna and their family lived and worked.

Manning Clark House facilitates access for fellows to such Canberra institutions as the Australian National University, the National Library of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and to Canberra-based writers and thinkers.

MCH president Sebastian Clark says applicants may include academics and researchers, independent scholars, teachers of history and English, writers, artists and journalists.

‘At least one fellowship each year is designated for a project in an education-related area. Applications are particularly encouraged from rural and regional areas for those who, hampered by their location, are normally unable to access the invaluable resources provided through a residency at Manning Clark House.’

The fellowships cover transport to and from Canberra, accommodation for up to six weeks and a weekly budget to cover other expenses. Fellows are encouraged to participate in Manning Clark House’s programs and events.

The deadline for applications for the 2008 fellowships is November 26, 2007. The 2008 fellows will be announced in December 2007.

Guidelines for applicants are available on the Manning Clark House website at For more information on CAL please visit

For further information or to arrange interviews please contact Clare Hoey at Manning Clark House on 02 6295 9433 or email