Charles Wallace Fellowship in Creative Writing

Charles Wallace Fellowship in Creative Writing

The University of Stirling has associated with the Charles Wallace India Trust since 1994 to offer a Writer’s Fellowship. Through the grants made available by the Trust, the University has been able to welcome Indian writers to the UK and provide them with an opportunity to spend time at Stirling, devoting themselves to their own writing and contributing to the life of the School of Arts and Humanities and the Centre of Postcolonial Studies.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Indian citizens, residing in India. Should have completed university-level education in the field of literature and/or has between five and seven years of professional experience. Have a clear proposal stating what they plan to do at the University of Stirling and how they hope to use the experience on their return to India. Applicants should not be recipients of Charles Wallace India Trust grants within the previous five years.

Value: The Charles Wallace India Trust currently pays £1227 a month to the writer to cover all accommodation, living and local travel costs. The Fellowship is for up to three months. International return fares are also covered. Office space and a networked computer will be provided for the duration of the fellowship.

How to apply: Applications will be invited from 10 June to a deadline of 30 September each year, and should be addressed to Dr Gemma Robinson at the following address. The selection process normally takes two months. The Fellowship will begin normally in the February of the following year. The successful applicant will be based in the School of Arts and Humanities, Division of Literature and Languages at the University of Stirling and the Centre of Postcolonial Studies.

Applications should include: A CV, a statement of about two pages describing what the applicants wish to achieve during their stay at Stirling and how this will benefit their work on their return to India, two references from referees who know the applicants’ work well (these can be included in the application or sent separately), examples of your creative writing (non-returnable). Applicants may submit their applications either by post to the address below, or by email to: cwfellowship@stir.ac.uk. Please mark your application clearly with ‘Charles Wallace Fellowship in Creative Writing’.

Closing date: Deadline for applications is 30 September.

Dr Gemma Robinson
Charles Wallace Fellowship in Creative Writing
Literature and Languages
University of Stirling
STIRLING FK9 4LA
Scotland, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1786 467494
Fax: +44 (0)1786 466210
cwfellowship@stir.ac.uk

Further information: Can be had from the university website.

General enquiries can be addressed to Dr Gemma Robinson at cwfellowship@stir.ac.uk

 

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