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.

This award has contributed to my career development in offering an opportunity for sustained research on my major research project. The Award itself is held in high-esteem and awards such as this contribute to my international impact factor and reputation.
Donna West Brett, 2017 co-recipient

Applications

Recognising the considerable disruptions to work and personal life caused by COVID-19 we have extended the deadline for our 2020  grants and awards to 5.00pm AEST Friday 5 June.

Please review the rules of the award prior to submitting your application via our online system.

Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the Commonwealth of Australia, whose principal place of residence is in Australia.
  2. Applicants must be working in the Humanities, defined as those discipline areas for which the Academy is responsible: Archaeology; Asian Studies; Classical Studies; English; European Languages and Cultures; History; Linguistics; Philosophy and the History of Ideas; Religion; Cultural and Communication Studies; and The Arts.
  3. Applications will be accepted from independent scholars as well as those working in institutional settings.
  4. Applicants must be working on a project concerned with German history, literature, language, politics or culture, or with German contributions to the history, literature, languages, politics or culture of either Australia or the Asia-Pacific region.
  5. Post-graduate students are ineligible to apply for this Award.
  6. The Academy will accept one (1) resubmission from a previously unsuccessful applicant in respect of the same project.
  7. Applicants must submit a complete application in order to be assessed for eligibility.
  8. The Awards Committee’s decision upon the eligibility of an application shall be final.

    Activities

    • Travelling Fellowships for travel within Australia and internationally. These short-term fellowships (of between 2-8 weeks duration) are envisaged as an opportunity to gain access to research facilities, outstanding scholars and leading research environments.
    • Masterclasses featuring an internationally renowned scholar whose research is concerned with the topics listed in A2 above. The objective of these inbound fellowships is to foster international collaboration via visits to Australia by eminent humanities scholars. The international scholar would participate in a programme of research activities such as seminars and masterclasses at more than one institution, or seminars and masterclasses at a single institution involving scholars from multiple institutions.
    • Workshops involving scholars whose research is concerned with the topics listed in A2 above.

    Selection criteria

    • Rigour and significance of the research.
    • Likely impact within a specialist academic community and the wider community.
    • Significance to existing research in the fields identified in the objectives of the programme.
    • How efficiently they will make use of the available funding.

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