Government House Foundation - Charles Darwin University History Fellowship

The Government House Foundation - Charles Darwin University Fellowship was established through the generosity of the Government House Foundation (GHF) and aims to support its objectives of promoting awareness of the significance of Government House and Administrators/Government Residents in the history of the Northern Territory.

What assistance is offered?

Fellows are assisted with return airfares to Darwin up to a value of $500 and will receive an honorarium of $1500 per week for a maximum of 13 weeks. At Charles Darwin University (CDU) the fellow will be given use of a fully equipped office and access to library services. CDU Library’s Special Collections contain much material related to Northern Territory history and the collections of the Northern Territory Library (NTL), Northern Territory Archives Service (NTAS) and the National Archives of Australia (NAA) are all within easy reach of CDU’s Casuarina campus, as is Government House.

Selection criteria

The Fellowship is available to all historians/historical researchers with a proven research and publication record, including recent graduates. Applications will be judged on the applicant’s scholarly record, referees’ reports and the proposed project’s alignment with the objectives outlined above.

Expected outcomes

Fellows will engage actively with academic staff in CDU’s School of Creative Arts and Humanities during their tenure. The Fellow will deliver a public lecture towards the end of their research period and present their research findings or progress to a GHF members’ function during the course of their tenure. The Fellow will provide CDU and GHF with a brief report of their research outcomes and details of any resulting publication.

The application

Each application will consist of:

  • Covering letter
  • Synopsis of the proposed research project
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two referees’ reports

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 30 September 2014.

All applications should be sent to:

Dr Steven Farram
School of Creative Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Law Education Business and Arts
Charles Darwin University
Darwin, NT, 0909


All enquiries should be directed to:

Mr Martin Redhead
External Relations Manager
Charles Darwin University
T: (08) 8946 7770