Writers Scholarship: This is to inform the African writers of the 2022 Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarships for African Writers. This is a privilege to showcase your writing skills and stand a chance to benefit from the 2022 Miles Morland Scholarship.
The Miles Morland Foundation seeks proposals from African writers to provide each Scholar with enough time to complete the first draft of a completed book. The Scholarships are accessible to anyone writing in English who was born in Africa or had both parents born in Africa.
About Miles Morland Foundation
The Miles Morland Foundation’s major goal is to fund African organizations that help Africans get their voices heard. It is especially interested in promoting African writing and literature.
Scholars writing fiction will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over twelve months. At the discretion of the Foundation, Scholars writing non-fiction, who require additional research time, could receive an additional grant, paid for up to eighteen months.
Brief Scholarship Summary
Sponsor(s): Miles Morland Foundation
Award Value: £18,000
Eligible Countries: African Countries
Application Deadline: 18 September 2022
Full Scholarship Value
Scholars writing fiction will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly for twelve months. At the discretion of the Foundation, Scholars writing non-fiction may receive a grant of up to £27,000, paid for up to eighteen months.
The Scholarships are intended for full-length adult fiction or non-fiction works. Poetry, dramas, screenplays, children’s books, and short story collections are not eligible.
To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must submit an excerpt from a work of between 2,000 and 5,000 words in English that has been published and is for sale. The MMF will examine this through a panel of readers and judges.
The submitted work will be judged solely on its literary value. The Scholarships are not intended to promote academic or scientific research or works of special interest such as religious or political publications. This type of submission or proposal does not qualify.
Responsibilities of Scholarship Beneficiaries
The only requirement imposed on Scholars during their Scholarship year is that they write. They will be asked to submit by email at least 10,000 new words every month until they have finished their book, or their Scholarship term has ended.
If the Scholar completes the first draft of the book before the end of the year, payments will continue while the Scholar edits and refines their work.
Document Requirements for Application
Below are the documents required for the application process:
1. A submission of between 2,000 to 5,000 words as a Word document of work that has been published and offered for sale. Please send proof of publication.
2. A description of between 400 – 1,000 words about the new book you intend to write.
3. A scan of an official document showing that you, or both of your parents, were born in Africa.
4. A brief bio of between 200 – 300 words.
5. Please tell us how you heard about the Morland Writing Scholarships.
How to Apply
The documents required listed above, including your detail, should be sent by email to [email protected]