Written by A Guest Author May 12th, 2022

Fellowships, Residencies and Writing Scholarships for May 2022

by NmaHassan Muhammad

The following opportunities all have varying deadlines, most fast approaching.

Altman Writers of Color Scholarship

The Hudson Valley Writers Center is dedicated to supporting the voices of writers of color. The Center encourages all writers of color based in the U.S. to apply for a scholarship to courses they feel will advance their writing practice and enrich their experience. Scholarships are awarded based on the funding available and strength of application. Applicants are invited to apply for scholarships up to four times a year.

Deadline for Summer Application is May 15, 2022.

For details, go here. (Note that two other scholarships are awarded, based on need, and for women writers)

Leonard and Louise Riggio Fellowship

The Rose Library offers the Leonard and Louise Riggio Fellowship to undertake research in the Alice Walker papers and related archives. This fellowship has a value of $1,000 – $2,500 with a minimum residency of 5 business days. In addition to meeting the minimum residency requirements, all award recipients will be required to submit a report of their experiences and work within the archive for the Rose Library’s Following the Fellows blog. All fellows are paid their award money 4-6 weeks AFTER completion of their visit.

Deadline is May 25, 2022.

For details, go here.

(For other Stuart A. Rose Library fellowships, visit here.)

Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence

This award includes a $10,000 individual grant, and a 2 – 8 week stay between Monday, June 12, 2023 – Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Oak Spring. Suitable applicants will be early career artists who show exceptional promise, and the award is open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians. This award is not open to individuals who will be enrolled in undergraduate degree programs in 2023. The Fellows will have ample time and space to work independently on their projects during their stay. The only requirement during the Fellow’s time at Oak Spring is to give one 20 – 30 minute presentation to Oak Spring staff and any other Fellows, residents, or other program participants who might be on site. Application materials include: a resume/curriculum vitae (two pages max), a 200 – 300-word statement on your artistic practice, a statement of 200 – 300 words stating how your work relates to Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s mission to “perpetuate and share the gifts of Rachel (“Bunny”) Lambert Mellon, including her residence, garden, estate and the Oak Spring Garden Library, to serve the public interest”, and work/writing samples.

Deadline is May 26, 2022.

For details, go here and here.

The Center for Fiction/Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellowships

The Center for Fiction/Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellowships is a one-year fellowship for early-career New York City-based practitioners who are at a critical moment in their development as fiction writers. The fellowship includes a grant of $5,000, editorial mentorship, access to write in their Writers Studio, and the opportunity to meet with editors, authors, and agents who represent new writers at monthly dinners, among other benefits.

Deadline is May 30, 2022.

For details, go here.


AIR–ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich offers living and working spaces for architects, visual artists, musicians and writers in Krems an der Donau for a period of one to three months. Studio apartments and a monthly stipend of €1300 shall be awarded based on the premise that foreign artists are to be given the opportunity to work in Lower Austria and get to know different art and cultural institutions in the country. By bringing foreign artists in contact with the Austrian artist scene, AIR–ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich seeks to contribute to the internationalization of art in the country and to promote a process of interdisciplinary exchange in the arts. This international exchange takes place primarily on an institutionalized level once a year during their open call.

The basic prerequisite for funding is a degree in a field of art. If the applicant does not have a university degree, proof of equivalent ability must be provided through his or her artistic career. In any case, the applicant must demonstrate regular artistic activity in the proposed areas of funding. Applicants can be artists from the areas of visual arts, music, sound art, literature, and architecture. Austrian artists and artists residing in Austria are not eligible to apply. A Literature application includes: portrait photograph (JPG format, max. 1 MB), résumé (PDF format, max. 1 MB), sample texts (PDF format, max. 7 MB), planned project (max. 6,000 characters). An 80% attendance at AIR–ARTIST IN RESIDENCE is compulsory.

Deadline is May 30, 2022.

For details, go here.

HelpTeaching.com Scholarship

The HelpTeaching.com Scholarship is for aspiring teachers who are current high school or college students located in the United States or Canada. For the $1,000 worth of the scholarship, applicants are required to submit a short story or informational article (400-800 words) for young students. Stories and articles will be rated from 0-5 based on the following criteria (for short stories for children): creativity/innovation; value to students; quality of content; grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Deadline is June 1, 2022.

For details, go here.

2022 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to five young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly and increased in 2013 with a gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry. Applicants must reside in the U.S. or be U.S. citizens and be at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age as of April 30, 2022. Applications must be through Submittable; applications via email are not acceptable. If you have difficulty using Submittable, please email: fellowships@poetryfoundation.org.

The two application materials as a single file (pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, wpf) should be submitted: an approximately 500-word introduction (that addresses your studies of poetry so far and/or the poets who influence your work, the ways in which you engage with your community and your goals for the future) and ten pages of poems. You may include published poems and multiple poems on one page, but must not exceed ten pages.

Deadline is June 2, 2022.

For details, go here.

Bio: NmaHassan Muhammad is a children’s author and poet. He enjoys reading picture books, chess, comedy, and combat sports for inspiration and leisure. He writes from Minna, Nigeria.


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