Application Deadline: 5:00PM 24 September 2018 (AEST).
The Copyright Agency’s Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing will support an Australian author to develop and create a new work of creative non-fiction writing which will engage with key issues and topics for a broad readership.
The Fellowship will provide sustained support to an Australian writer to create an important work that will connect with readers. Applicants should submit a compelling description of their intended project accompanied by a writing sample to demonstrate their literary merit.
Applications will be accepted for the following genres:
- criticism and review
- arts/science writing
- political analysis
- writing on the environment; and
- other genres which contribute to the national discussion/polemic.
The Fellowship is not intended to support the creation of work for an academic or scholarly purpose and readership.
To be eligible to apply, the author must have a publishing contract in place or a letter of intent to publish from the publisher. This Fellowship will not replace any advance offered under the usual terms of a publishing contract.
The successful applicant will agree to acknowledge the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund in any publication arising from the Fellowship.
Applications are assessed by a panel of independent peers.
One Fellowship will be awarded each year.
Amount of grant: $80,000
Projects must start after 1 January 2019.
Who can apply
- Applicants must have previously published at least two full-length books of their own writing.
- Authors must submit their own applications. Publishers cannot apply on behalf of authors.
- Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
- Applicants must have acquitted any overdue Cultural Fund grants.
How to apply
- You must apply via the SmartyGrants online grants platform.
- Applications must be submitted by the closing date via the SmartyGrants online system.
- Late applications will not be accepted.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.
All applicants must provide a clear outline of their intended project and your application must include a project description along with support material.
You must submit the following support material with your application as a PDF via the SmartyGrants online system:
- A one-page synopsis of the proposed work.
- A sample of your writing (up to five pages).
- Applicants must submit a one-page CV with a list of their published books.
- Proof of a publishing contract or letter of intent to publish from a publisher.
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