The La Trobe Trendall Fellowship 2016

Through a generous donation from an anonymous Italian donor in memory of Professor A. D. Trendall, La Trobe University has established a fellowship for a scholar from Italy to carry out research in Melbourne for one month, using the facilities of the Trendall Research Centre.

The recipient is expected to work on a project concerned with some aspect of the art and archaeology of South Italy and Sicily. Preference may be given to a project related to red-figure pottery that utilises the resources of the Trendall Archive.


In order to apply you must:

  • be an Italian citizen
  • hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in a relevant area of Classical studies (preference may be given to an applicant in the earlier stages of his or her scholarly career)
  • have reasonable proficiency in written and spoken English.


The fellowship award is up to AUD $5750 and is designed to cover an economy return airfare from Italy to Australia and accommodation expenses (self-contained flat) for one person. Other living expenses (food, local travel, etc) are not covered. It may be possible to provide accommodation for a spouse, partner or other family member, but this will be at the applicant's expense.

The applicant is required to submit a brief report (c. 1000 words) within 3 months of the expiration of the Fellowship. It is expected that the successful applicant will present a lecture or seminar on their research project while in Melbourne. The Trendall Research Centre would appreciate the donation of any publication emerging from the research carried out at La Trobe University.


The Fellowship allows for accommodation expenses at La Trobe University for one person for one month during 2016 (precise dates of visit to be established in discussion with the Trendall Centre). The successful applicant may extend their stay at their own expense.

How to apply

Applications should be written in English and submitted via email to the Director of the Trendall Research Centre, Dr Gillian Shepherd ( Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of the proposed research (up to 500 words)

and in addition:

  • The applicant should arrange for references from two academic referees to be sent directly to the Director ( by the application deadline.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday 18 December 2015. It is regretted that incomplete applications (e.g. without references) cannot be considered.


For further information please contact:

Dr Gillian Shepherd
Director, Trendall Research Centre