Research Fellowship Program

MAAS research fellow, Anna Madeleine Raupach, Standard stars installation
Standard Stars by Dr Anna Madeleine Raupach, Powerhouse Museum Research Fellow 2019-2020

About the program

Our Visiting Research Fellowship Program provides a supportive environment for researchers to undertake research related to the Museum’s collection, education, conservation and museum practice. The fellowships enable researchers to access the Museum’s resources to support their research for a short period of time. The visit will initiate and develop collaborative research and facilitate interaction with, and training of, Powerhouse staff. Visiting fellows are expected to make a tangible contribution to the Museum during the period of their stay, for example, through presenting work-in-progress or research outcomes to Powerhouse staff or through the public programs offered by the Museum, professional development for Powerhouse staff, contributing to object statements, writing articles for publications, or by making a broad contribution to the Museum’s public programs.

The fellowships are targeted at established researchers such as university academics and independent scholars including creative research practitioners.

Applicants are required to have a PhD, experience working in a research environment (for example, a university, a museum), and a scholarly track record.

The Museum is seeking participants with proposals that address the Museum’s four strategic ambitions: curiosity, creativity, collaboration & sustainability, in addition to one of the eight key research areas:

  • Technologies
  • Health & medicine
  • Physical sciences
  • Engineering
  • Architecture & the built environment
  • Design & decorative arts
  • Fashion
  • Contemporary culture.

We are particularly interested in supporting projects that are interdisciplinary and address intersections between the art and science.

Application process

Applications for the Research Fellowship Program have now closed. They will be assessed by committee for approval by the Director Curatorial, Collections & Exhibitions. If you have any questions please contact