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The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences currently have a Visiting Research Fellowship Program aimed at providing a supportive environment for researchers to undertake research related to the Museum’s collection, education, conservation and museum practice. The fellowships enable researchers to access the Museum’s resources to support their research for a short period of time.

Visiting fellows are expected to make a tangible contribution to the Museum during the period of their stay, for example, through presenting work-in-progress or research outcomes to MAAS staff or through the public programs offered by the Museum, professional development for MAAS staff, contributing to object statements, writing articles for publications, or by making a broad contribution to the Museum’s public programs.

The fellowships are targeted at established researchers such as university academics and independent scholars. Applicants are required to have a PhD, experience working in a research environment (for example, a university, a museum), and a scholarly track record.

The Museum is seeking participants with proposals that address the Museum’s four strategic ambitions: curiosity, creativity, collaboration & sustainability, in addition to one of the eight key research areas:

  • Technologies
  • Health & medicine
  • Physical sciences
  • Engineering
  • Architecture & the built environment
  • Design & decorative arts
  • Fashion
  • Contemporary culture.
  • Resources

There are two application deadlines during the year. For 2016-2017 these are:

  • 11 November 2016 for projects to commence between January-June 2017
  • 12 May 2017 for projects to commence between July-December 2017

For more information on the fellowship and eligibility, click here.