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.


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 scheme was established in 2014.


When nominations are open, the rules of the scheme and key dates are shared here. The award 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. A maximum of $5000 is granted for convening workshops, travelling fellowships and/or masterclasses.