Supporting archival research
One of the National Archives' key roles is to promote archival research in Australia and to encourage scholarly use of our collection.
The National Archives and the Australian Historical Association provide postgraduate scholarships for the digitisation of records.
The Archives also participates in collaborative research with universities and other cultural institutions through the Australian Research Council grants scheme. For example, the National Archives is one of the partner organisations with the Departments of Veterans' Affairs and Defence and the Australian War Memorial in the Australian National University's four-year project titled 'Serving Our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia' which commenced in June 2013.
Research results and outcomes from recipients of research grants – Ian Maclean Award, Frederick Watson Fellowship and Margaret George Award – reveal the depth and variety of the National Archives' collection. Please note that these grants are no longer offered by the Archives.