THE AFRICA INSTITUTE TEJUMOLA OLANIYAN CREATIVE WRITERS-IN-RESIDENCE FELLOWSHIP 2024 FOR CREATIVE WRITERS (45,000 AED GRANT & FUNDED RESIDENCY IN SHARJAH, UAE).

Applications are now open for THE AFRICA INSTITUTE TEJUMOLA OLANIYAN CREATIVE WRITERS-IN-RESIDENCE FELLOWSHIP 2024.

Application Deadline: 1 June 2024.

The Africa Institute, as part of its African Languages and Translation Program, opens applications for its third cohort of Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship for the academic year, 2024. 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.

Requirements 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 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.
  • Typically the cohort begins in the fall of every year.

Application Procedure:

Applications must include: 
  • CV/résumé of the applicant
  • A two-page narrative of the project to be undertaken during the residency period, its significance, and a proposed date of completion.
  • A sample of published or unpublished writings.

To submit applications, compile all application materials; CV/résumé, two-page narrative and writing sample (in case of a book, please attach separately) into one single PDF in the mentioned order. Please name the file with the residency title abbreviation and the applicant’s name in this format: TOCWRP_LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME. Use the same name in the email subject heading and send the PDF as an email attachment to applications@theafricainstitute.org.

For More Information and to apply for the Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship. Visit the THE AFRICA INSTITUTE TEJUMOLA OLANIYAN CREATIVE WRITERS-IN-RESIDENCE FELLOWSHIP’s official website.

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