Who can apply for the Fellowship?
The AFI RC Research Fellowship is open to established researchers and audio-visual practitioners. These may include international and Australian applicants (resident citizens and expatriates) who have achieved eminence as academics, scholars, researchers, writers, audio and audio-visual practitioners, artists and archive professionals.
How do I apply for the Fellowship?
Applications for this year’s Fellowship are currently closed.
Previous winners of AFIRC Fellowship
2020 – Dr Jessica Balanzategui
Children’s Television Genres in Australia 1960 – 2000 and Changing Paradigms of Quality Child-Appropriate Screen Content: Assessing cultural and policy discourses surrounding paradigmatic shifts in Australian children’s television genre trends
2019 – Dr Whitney Monaghan
Queer Television in Australia: Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals on the Small Screen from 1970 to 2000
2018 – joint winners
Digging up the history of Australian horror cinema: delineating the interwoven strands of horror, transnational-horror, Ozploitation and Australian Gothic movies from the 1970s to now
Queer Outwardly Australian Cinema.
2017 – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australian Women’s Film Criticism, 1980 – 1999
2016 – no award
2015 – Alexia Kannas
Dancing with ghosts in the kingdom of shadows
2014 – joint winners
Andrew Nette and Dean Brandum
Policing Melbourne’s television mean streets
From Film Weeks to Festivals
2013 – joint winners
Filmmakers’ cooperatives in Australia between 1966-1986
Australian filmmakers’ use of comedy and autobiography to encourage empathy with mentally ill characters
2012 – Dr Catriona Mills
The writer in Australian television history
2011 – Brenda Weber
Research on Australian reality TV