Author Topic: Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship for Africans, 2013  (Read 214 times)

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Miles Morland Foundation offers writing scholarship for writers every year. Up to three scholarships are awarded to African applicants or both of whose parents were born in Africa. The Scholars will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of one year. The scholarship is intended to enable writers to write a new work (fiction or non-fiction writing). The writing must be in English. Applicants have to submit the brief description of their writing of (ideally 200 – 500 words). Application should be submitted via email by October 31st 2013.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided for fiction or non-fiction writing but not poetry, plays or screenplays.

Course Level: The scholarship is intended to enable writers to write a new work not complete a work in progress. A “new work” is one which you have not yet begun writing.

Scholarship Provider: Miles Morland Foundation

Scholarship can be taken at: Africa

Eligibility: To qualify for the Scholarship a candidate must submit a piece of published work, or an excerpt from a piece of published work, of between two and seven thousand words to be evaluated by a panel set up by the MMF which will include MMF trustees and past participants in the Caine Prize.

-The Scholarships will be open to anyone who has been born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The Scholarships will be open to anyone who has been born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.

Scholarship Description: It can be difficult for writers in the early stages of their career to write and to earn a living outside writing at the same time. To help fill this need the MMF has established up to three Morland Writing Scholarships every year. The Scholarships will be open to anyone who has been born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa. In return for this the Scholars will agree that 20% of whatever they subsequently receive from what they write during the year of the Scholarship will be paid to the MMF which may be used to support other promising writers and possibilities to expand the Scholarship scheme in later years.

Number of award(s): MMF has established up to three Morland Writing Scholarships every year.

Duration of award (s): The duration of the scholarship is one year.

What does it cover? The Scholars will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of one year.

Notification: The Scholarships will be announced in December 2013 and will run for the whole of calendar 2014.

How to Apply: Excerpts from your previously published work should be sent as a Word document or a scan of your book or the magazine in which you were published. In all cases please provide easily accessible information as to where your work was published. Scans and Word documents should be emailed to MMF-at-blakman.com.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for submissions for the first series of Writing Scholarships will be October 31st 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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