The Copyright Agency has announced it will allocate $120,000 annually to establish fellowships to support innovation in writing, publishing and copyright research.
The fellowships will be offered through nine grants from Copyright Agency’s philanthropic Cultural Fund.
The first round of funding, which is open for entry until 17 April, will provide $10,000 each for four Publisher Fellowships to conduct study or research into digital publishing, emerging business models and technologies.
Chief Executive of the Copyright Agency, Murray St Leger, says, “The Copyright Agency Fellowships, announced in our 40th year, have been established to honour the significant contribution authors, publishers and copyright experts made in establishing the Copyright Agency.
“The fellowships will be awarded to individuals who exhibit leadership, excellence and innovation in their field.”
Each fellow will be required to produce a report of 5,000 words to be published by the Copyright Agency in conjunction with the Australian Publishers Association. The fellows will also be asked to present their research findings in a public panel discussion to be convened by the Copyright Agency and the APA.
For more information about the Fellowships, go to the Fellowship section on the Cultural Fund page.