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The Africa Institute Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship 2022 for creative writers (45,000 AED grant & funded Residency in Sharjah, UAE)

The Africa Institute Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship 2022 for creative writers (45,000 AED grant & funded Residency in Sharjah, UAE)

When is the Application Deadline:

28th Feb 2022

Tell Me About The Africa Institute Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship:

The Africa Institute, as part of its African Languages and Translation Program, announces the Tejumola Olaniyan Writers-in-Residence Fellowship. This residency program is created in honor of the late Nigerian Professor Tejumola Olaniyan and his remarkable intellectual legacy in the field of African literature and critical theory. The residency program welcomes applications from creative writers including novelists, short story writers, playwrights, poets and scriptwriters related to Africa and the African diaspora for a grant of 45,000 AED in total. The proposed project can be in Arabic or English (other languages will be considered). The residency invites recipients to Sharjah, UAE for a period of three months to complete their work.

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Fellowship

Who can apply for The Africa Institute Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship?

The residency program welcomes applications from creative writers including novelists, short story writers, playwrights, poets and scriptwriters related to Africa and the African diaspora

All applications will be reviewed by The Africa Institute through a committee of peers of well-known writers. Three recipients will be chosen based on the quality of their proposal, and the demonstrated feasibility of completion within the timeframe of the residency.

Where will Award be Taken?

The residency invites recipients to Sharjah, UAE

What is the Benefit of The Africa Institute Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship?

Recipients will have the opportunity to publish their texts through The Africa Institute’s publications program. Projects relating to theatre and film scripts can also be published as texts or receive support in facilitating productions. The project could be new or a work-in-progress and should be feasible for completion within the timeframe of the residency.

How Long will the Program Last?

The residency invites recipients for a period of three months to complete their work. The first term for 2022 will begin in September and run until November.

How to Apply for The Africa Institute Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship:

 Click here to apply

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