The Ian McLean Wards Scholarship seeks to assist researchers and practitioners in the librarianship, archives and records management fields to undertake a specific project advancing knowledge or improving practice relating to the recording, care, or conservation, of historical research materials. The primary purpose of the scholarship is to defray research expenses. In general, it is not intended to support post-graduate study, although particularly appropriate proposals may be considered.
The general terms under which the scholarship will be awarded are set out in this PDF, and are also available from the Secretary of the Ian McLean Wards Memorial Trust (email@example.com).
The value of the scholarship in 2019 (to be taken in 2020) is likely to be $10,000.
Read about the 2018 recipient Cameron Curd here. Cameron is a Taranaki-born curator and Kaitiaki Pukapuka-a-Rohe/District Archivist at Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki.
Ian McLean Wards
The scholarship honours the outstanding cultural contributions of the late Ian McLean Wards (1920-2003), Chief Government Historian between 1968 and 1983.
A life member of the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand and the Friends of the Turnbull Library, Ian was also a stalwart of many other cultural and artistic organisations.
He is widely remembered for his untiring campaigns to safeguard the nation’s historical records and the integrity of the institutions holding them.
Applicants should submit:
- a 2-4 page proposal outlining the proposed programme of research, together with a timeline indicating significant milestones and a provisional budget;
- a curriculum vitae clearly outlining educational/professional qualifications, skills, and background;
- the names of two referees who may be contacted for confidential comment on the applicant and the project.
Applications for 2016 will close on Friday 13 December 2019, and should be addressed to:
Ian McLean Wards Memorial Trust
PO Box 12-036
Email applications should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org