$40,000 available for Copyright Research Fellowships

July 7, 2015

Rights management and collecting society for authors, publishers and artists, the Copyright Agency, has set up two research fellowships valued at $20,000 each to advance critical thinking about copyright.

The fellowships were established in 2014 as part of the agency’s 40th anniversary celebrations to honour those responsible for founding the organisation. (See more about Our Heritage)

Fellowships for publishers and authors have also been awarded. Applications are open from now until 28 August.

The successful researchers are expected to enhance knowledge in the copyright area for creators and deliver commercially relevant findings to the publishing or visual arts sectors.

The Copyright Agency’s Chair, Kim Williams, says, “This is the first year we have offered the Fellowships and they represent an incredible opportunity for delivering some really innovative research in the area of copyright. It’s one of the hot button issues of our time, embedded as it is in the creative work central to a sense of national identity and independent self-confidence in a globally connected era.”

The judging panel for the fellowships comprises copyright and IP specialists: Michael Fraser (UTS), Lesley Power (SBS), Jeremy Thorpe (PwC) and Charles Alexander (former partner at Minters).

The winners of the fellowships will be announced at the 2015 Copyright Symposium in October.

To find out more on eligibility and criteria, view the Fellowship Guidelines.

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