Current Fellowships

The Australian Book Review Behrouz Boochani Fellowship

BB circleBehrouz Boochani (photograph by Michael Green)Australian Book Review is pleased to offer the ABR Behrouz Boochani Fellowship. Worth a total of $10,000, this will be a highlight of ABR’s publishing year. This Fellowship – generously funded by Peter McMullin, a Melbourne lawyer, philanthropist, businessman, and Chairman of McMullin Group – is presented in association with the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at the University of Melbourne. This Fellowship honours the artistry, courage and moral leadership of Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian-Kurdish poet, journalist, memoirist, film producer and human rights activist. The chosen Fellow will make a broad contribution to the magazine over the course of twelve months, with a series of three substantial articles on any aspect of refugees, statelessness or human rights.

Applications close on 1 September 2019. See the relevant page for full Application Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.


2019 ABR Patrons' Fellowship

Plunkett circleWe have much pleasure in naming Felicity Plunkett as the recipient of the 2019 ABR Patrons’ Fellowship worth $10,000. Felicity has been a frequent contributor to the magazine since 2010 and was a past Fellow (2015). A poet, critic, teacher, and editor, Felicity was chosen from a large field and will contribute several articles to ABR over the course of the year.