University Secretary's Department Macgeorge Bequest Committee of Management

Macgeorge Fellowships and Honorary Fellowships

Macgeorge Fellowships and Honorary Fellowships

Macgeorge Fellowships are open to artists, performers, writers or researchers in the visual, creative and performing arts, music, architecture, conservation, literature, creative writing, language, history, philosophy and anthropology. They must be nominated by an appropriate Department of the University of Melbourne to be eligible, and the Department/School/Faculty must give the nominee an Honorary appointment as a Visitor to the University if the nomination is successful. It is expected that most Macgeorge Fellows will visit the University for 4-8 weeks to work on a project, but the Committee will look favourably on a shorter period if that is all the time that could be given by the nominee.

Background

During his lifetime, Norman Macgeorge expressed on behalf of himself and his wife, May Ina Macgeorge, a desire that the property at 25 Riverside Road, Ivanhoe should be used for the benefit of “students … with special emphasis on those studying Fine Arts, Literature, History of Philosophy” and “… for the postgraduate in all the arts rather than for the undergraduate who has not yet acquired sufficient knowledge either at an accredited art school or the University”. Hence, Fellows are welcomed into the University community, and invited to participate in the intellectual life of the Campus in ways that benefit students in the Arts. Macgeorge Fellows will be expected to deliver a public lecture/performance and Departmental/School seminar/postgraduate workshop on topics of interest to the University community, be available for consultation with staff and students, and be engaged in research, writing or artistic endeavour during the Fellowship.

  1. Macgeorge Fellowships

Macgeorge Fellowships are open to artists, performers, writers or researchers in the visual, creative and performing arts, music, architecture, conservation, literature, creative writing, language, history, philosophy and anthropology.  They must be nominated by an appropriate Department of the University of Melbourne to be eligible, and the Department/School/Faculty must give the nominee an Honorary appointment as a Visitor to the University if the nomination is successful.  It is expected that most Macgeorge Fellows will visit the University for 4-8 weeks to work on a project, but the Committee will look favourably on a shorter period if that is all the time that could be given by the nominee.

The main benefit of the Macgeorge Fellowships is to provide an uninterrupted period of research, writing or artistic endeavour.  During this period, the Fellow will be able to focus on his/her discipline whilst being encouraged and supported by the University and its environment.

The Macgeorge Fellow will be provided with short-term accommodation, 4-8 weeks, at a nominal rental fee per week, at historic ‘Ballangeich’ on the banks of the Yarra River in Ivanhoe (former home of Norman Macgeorge) including full use of the house and extensive river-front gardens. They will be expected to deliver a public lecture/performance and Department/School/Faculty seminar or postgraduate workshop on topics of interest to the University community, and be available for consultation with staff and students during the Fellowship.

Departments/Schools/Faculties that are awarded a Macgeorge Fellowship will receive a contribution of up to $ 10,000 towards the total cost of the Fellowship. The Department/School/Faculty must host the visit to the University by the Macgeorge Fellow and undertake to make arrangements including the appointment of the Fellow as a Visitor to the Department/School/Faculty.

The deadline for the submission of 2015/2016 applications will be Friday, 29 August 2014.

Further details are available in the guidelines.

  1. Macgeorge Honorary Fellowships

Macgeorge Honorary Fellowships are open to artists, performers, writers or researchers in the visual, creative and performing arts, music, architecture, conservation, literature, creative writing, language, history, philosophy and anthropology who would benefit from interaction with the University community and the support of the University environment while working on a short-term project to advance their career.  They must be nominated by an appropriate Department of the University of Melbourne to be eligible, and the Department must give the nominee an Honorary appointment as a Visitor to the University of Melbourne if the nomination is successful.

The Macgeorge Honorary Fellow will be provided with short-term accommodation, 4-8 weeks, at a nominal rental fee per week, at historic ‘Ballangeich’ on the banks of the Yarra River in Ivanhoe (former home of Norman Macgeorge) including full use of the house and extensive river-front gardens.

The main benefit of the Macgeorge Honorary Fellowship is to provide the means of an uninterrupted period of research, writing or artistic endeavour at ‘Ballangeich’.  Macgeorge Honorary Fellows will be provided with a short-term residence, but not a contribution to travel fares and living expenses, because Macgeorge Honorary Fellowships do not include funding from the Macgeorge Bequest to the host Department/School/Faculty.

Departments/Schools/Faculties that are awarded a Macgeorge Honorary Fellowship must host the visit to the University by the Macgeorge Honorary Fellow, and undertake to make arrangements including the appointment of the Honorary Fellow as a Visitor to Department. No funding allocation will be made toward the cost of the Honorary Fellowship.

The deadline for the submission of 2015/2016 applications will will be Friday, 29 August 2014.

Further details are available in the guidelines.


List of Past Macgeorge Fellows And Honorary Fellows

 

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