Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship in Creative Writing

Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship in Creative Writing

The University of Chichester and the Charles Wallace India Trust welcome an Indian writer to the UK and provide them with an opportunity to spend time at a British university, devoting themselves to their own writing and contributing to the life of the host institute.

The successful applicant will be based in the English and Creative Writing Department on Bishop Otter campus for up to three months. The institution has a thriving literary community, with an annual programme of talks by leading writers, editors and agents. Many of its students have gone on to publish their work with leading UK publishers. Its academic staff are highly qualified and experienced individuals, many of whom are practising and published poets, novelists and dramatists.

Eligibility: The applicant should be an Indian citizen, residing in India. He should have completed university-level education in the field of literature and/or has between five and seven years of professional experience. The applicant should have a clear proposal stating what they plan to do at the University of Chichester and how they hope to use the experience on their return to India; has not been given a Charles Wallace India Trust grant 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.

How to apply: Applications will be invited from  8th July to a deadline of 30 September 2013. A shortlist of candidates will be made in October. The Fellow is expected to begin work at the University from March or April 2014. Applications in pdf or word document format should include a  CV, a statement of about two pages describing what the candidates wish to achieve during their stay at Chichester and how this will benefit their work on their return to India, two references from referees who know the applicants’ work well, examples of applicants’ creative writing (non returnable).
Applications may be forwarded via e-mail to Stephen Mollett, Department of English and Creative Writing, University of Chichester, at

Further information: Please contact Lorna Sargent, Programme Administrator for English and Creative Writing.Email:
University of Chichester website.


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