Current Fellowships

2017 ABR RAFT Fellowship

Australian Book Review seeks applications for the second RAFT Fellowship.  We welcome proposals for a substantial article on any aspect of the role and significance of religion in society and culture.

The ABR RAFT Fellowship is worth $7,500.
Applications close 10 March, 2017.

pdfClick here to download the ABR RAFT Fellowship guidelines.

Applicants may be interested to read Alan Atkinson's 2016 ABR RAFT Fellowship Essay How Do We Live With Ourselves? The Australian National Conscience'.

ABR gratefully acknowledges the support of the Religious Advancement Foundation Trust.


2017 ABR Eucalypt Fellowship

Australian Book Review seeks applications for the third ABR Eucalypt Fellowship (formerly the ABR Dahl Trust Fellowship). Proposals are sought for an article on the Australian eucalypt in all its forms, with reference to history, literature, science and natural history, Indigenous subjects, the arts, or politics. This Fellowship article will appear in our annual Environment issue later this year.

The ABR Eucalypt Fellowship is worth $7,500.
Applications close 10 March, 2017.

pdfClick here to download the ABR Eucalypt Fellowship guidelines.

Applicants may be interested to read Danielle Clode's 2014 ABR Dahl Trust Fellowship essay ‘Seeing the Wood for the Trees’ and Ashley Hay's 2016 ABR Dahl Trust Fellowship essay ‘The Forest at the Edge of Time’.

ABR gratefully acknowledges the support of Eucalypt Australia (formerly the Bjarne K. Dahl Trust).


The ABR Fellowships are intended to reward fine Australian writers and to advance the magazine's commitment to critical debate and long-form journalism. All published Australian writers are eligible to apply.

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