This page contains links and information about various residencies, scholarships and grants relevant to ICORN applicants and ICORN writers/artists. The list is not exhaustive.
Opportunities for writers June/July 2016
Residencies for Writers in 2016
SCHOLAR RESCUE FUND
IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) provides fellowships for established professors, researchers and public intellectuals whose lives or careers are threatened in their home countries. They provide a safe haven for writers at academic institutions around the world for 1-2 years.
Applications received on running basis and are considered at three different times throughout the year. Application instructions can be found in Arabic, Persian, French, and Spanish.
ARTIST PROTECTION FUND
The Artist Protection Fund (APF) is a three-year pilot program at the Institute of International Education. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, APF will make life-saving fellowship grants to threatened artists from any field of artistic endeavor, and place them at host universities and arts centers in safe countries where they can continue their work.
THE CULTURES OF RESISTANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Funded by Cultures of Resistance and the SOAS University og London Students’ Union, the scholarships will benefit people from countries that have been affected by wars and extreme poverty.
THE BROWN UNIVERSITY IWP FELLOWSHIP
Each academic year, The International Writers Project at Brown University, Rhode Island, offers a resident fellowship for ten months for one writer who feels unable to practice free expression at home.
THE OAK INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS at COLBY COLLEGE
The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine provides the opportunity for one front-line human rights activist operating in difficult or dangerous circumstances to come to Colby College every fall (September-December) for respite and reflection. Each year the Institute focuses on a new human rights theme and selects their Fellow accordingly.
WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS
Fellowship: 9-month residency program for journalists in Washington, DC, USA. Emphasis is placed on applicants with an interest in global public policy discussions.
THE KNIGHT INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP
The Knight International Journalism Fellowships programme recognises outstanding journalists who have demonstrated leadership qualities with at least 10 years experience in the profession. The fellowship lasts for at least a year. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
UNESCO - ACHSBERG BURSARIES FOR ARTISTS
Yearly positions for writers aged 25-35 years for a period of 1-3 months around the world. Applications received every Autumn.
WRITER/STORYTELLER-IN-RESIDENCE, UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA, CANADA
The writer/Storyteller-in-residence position is an annual residency brings a writer or storyteller to the University of Manitoba, Canada, for one term to give public performances, speak in classrooms, and offer advice on craft to creative writing students. The writer/ storyteller will also be enabled to work intensively on his or her own creative projects. Applications generally accepted in early Autumn.
FONDATION MARC DE MONTALMBERT
The foundation annualy offers a grant for an artist under the age of 30 from a Mediterranean country to create and implement an original project related to multi-culturalism.
LEDIG HOUSE - INTERNATIONAL WRITER'S RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Residencies of two weeks to two months are offered at Ledig House, a writers colony situated in Hudson River Valley town of Omi, New York. They welcome published writers and translators of any type of literature.
THE HARRY RANSOM CENTER - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
The Harry Ransom Center annually awards over 50 fellowships to support projects that require on-site use of its collections. The fellowship supports research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, the performing arts, music and cultural history.
FOR WOMEN ONLY
IOWA INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOR WOMAN
International Fellowship International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls.
HEGG HOFFET FUND FOR DISPLACED WOMEN, CANADA
The fellowships and grants offered by IFUW and its national affiliates support the research, study and training needed to open doors to quality education for women and girls throughout the world.
ALFRED FRIENDLY PRESS PARTNERS FELLOWSHIP
The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships are six month professional fellowships offered once a year to professional journalists from developing countries and emerging markets. Friendly Fellows work full time at U.S. host news organizations while developing their journalism skills.
The ECPMFJournalists-in-Residence Programme
The European Center for Press and Media Freedom's Journalists-in-Residence Programme offers a 6-12 month residency in a safe house and scholarship in Leipzig.
Artists in Residence in general:
Please let us know if you have knowledge of other relevant to the network!