Scholarships and grants
Since ICORN can only guarantee residence in host cities for a period of two years, we strongly encourage all ICORN guest writers to persue future opportunities actively.
This page contains links and information about various scholarships and grants relevant to ICORN guest writers. Please note that the list is not exhaustive.
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.
IRAQ SCHOLAR RESCUE PROJECT
The Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) Iraq Scholar Rescue Project provides fellowship assistance to enable established scholars facing urgent security concerns in Iraq to resume their academic activities in safety.
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.
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.
Some more links to mobility funds and sites for artists:
Artists in Residence in general:
Cimettafund - particularly for the Mediterranean area
Art moves Africa – particularly within the African continent
The Manifesto Club – they work for all kinds of rights, but have done a great job for visas to the UK:
ECRE (European Council on refugees and exiles) is a different type of organisation working for refugees’ rights. It is an alliance of refugee assisting organisations that aims to influence the European agenda to promote the
The Brown Department of Literary Arts and Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies are seeking applications and nominations for the 2013 - 2014 International Writers Project Fellowship.
The UNESCO-Achsberg Bursaries for Artists is now accepting applications for placements in 2012. These bursaries are aimed at artists, including authors of creative writing, aged 25-35 to take up residencies at host locations around the world for a period of up to three months.
The Open Society Arts and Culture Program (ACP) has announced a call for grant proposals.
There are several relevant scholarship opportunities available, with applications due in Autumn/Winter 2011, as well as open-ended grants and projects. Click on this article to see a listing of the scholarships organized by deadline date.
- Awards, scholarships, festivals and conferences for writers, journalists and filmmakers. - September 2010
- IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowship Announcement - September 2009
- Knight Fellowship Programme Seeks Applicants - August 2009
- Apply now for the Freedom to Create Prize! - June 2009
- 2009 Lorenzo Prize for Human Rights and Democracy - June 2009