Writing Fellowships 2023: Call for applications

Date: Jul 20, 2022 | Faculties, JIAS, News

The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) invites applications for its Eighth Writing Semester, which will run from 1 February to 31 May 2023.

Fellowships are open to any field of expertise, including novelists writing in indigenous languages. Previous fellows have included academics, novelists, scientists, poets, playwrights, independent researchers and journalists.

Please note that if successful, we urge that you keep your scholarly commitments outside of JIAS to a minimum.

JIAS Writing Fellows enjoy a quiet space for work, reflection and academic community building amidst the Melville Koppies of Johannesburg.

Each Writing Fellow will receive:

  • Accommodation in our private residential suites at JIAS;
  • Daily breakfast and lunch;
  • Access to the facilities of the nearby University of Johannesburg; AND
  • A monthly stipend which will be taxable.

To apply, please submit a two-page proposal and a comprehensive CV on https://jias.joburg/2023-writing-fellowship-application/.

Referees should submit three letters of reference directly to jiasfellowship@uj.ac.za before 1 August 2022.

Please note that reference letters should not be submitted by applicants themselves and incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19, successful applications may be deferred or withdrawn due to travel restrictions. For more information about JIAS, see www.jias.joburg.


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