Ernst & Rosemarie Keller Fund

The Ernst & Rosemarie Keller Fund supports the research activities of scholars residing in Australia whose research is concerned with German history, literature, language, politics or culture, or German contributions to the history, literature, languages, politics or culture of either Australia or the Asia-Pacific region.


Dr Ernst Keller FAHA was a scholar of German and Comparative Literature. In 2007, Ernst’s wife Rosemarie Keller gave the Academy a generous bequest to commemorate his distinguished academic career. Formerly offered as part of our Humanities Travelling Fellowships, an updated Ernst & Rosemarie Keller Fund was established in 2014 and offers a maximum of $5000 for travelling fellowships, convening workshops and/or masterclasses.


The grant is available to permanent resident scholars in Australia working in the humanities. Applications are accepted from independent scholars as well as those based in institutions. 

How to apply

Details of key selection criteria are released when the application process opens.

Before applying, please review the guidelines for eligibility, selection criteria, information required, and conditions. 

All nominations are to be made via our online application system.