Friday 23 September 2016

The Morland Scholarship for African Writers 2017

Announcement of 2017 Morland Writing Scholarship Awards

The scholarship is only open to writers who were born in Africa or whose parents were born in Africa. Sponsored by the Miles Morland Foundation the successful applicant will each receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of the 2017 calendar year.

How to Apply

To apply for the Morland Scholarship 2017 writers must provide via email:

A sample piece of published prose between 2000 and 5000 words. This can be an individual piece or an extract from a longer work.

A description of between 400 and 1000 words of the project they would complete if successful in their application. This must be a new work, not a work in progress.

A  brief biography of between 200 and 300 words

A scan of an official document showing that they, or both of their parents, were born in Africa.

Applications close on 31 October 2016. The successful writers will be announced in December and commence their scholarship in 2017. For full entry details visit the Miles Morland Foundation website.

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