09 Aug 2013
Two CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants are now open for 2013 applications.
The first of the grants (for either fiction or non-fiction) will be for a fellowship at the Stout Centre in Wellington. In addition to the $3500 this grant offers a residential fellowship at the Stout Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington for up to three months. The SRC is adjacent to the International Institute of Modern Letters and offers a lively research environment for postgraduate students, international scholars and independent New Zealand researchers and writers.
The open research grant, also for a $3,500 award for either fiction or non-fiction, will be awarded to a project-based application where the applicant is able to specify where the research is to take place.
Last year the grants went to Warkworth writer Kelly Ana Morey for a literary novella about Phar Lap and Wellington writer David McGill for a biographical exploration of his great grandfather who became the mayor of Auckland. David says he found the grant invaluable.
“The grant gave me the freedom to travel from Kapiti and open up further references, which now take me back to National Archives and the ATL in Wellington. There is the added inspiration of meeting new and informed people. I am almost ready now to convert notes into an mss.”
Selection panel: Geoff Walker, Jane Carswell, Dr. Susanna Lyle
Deadline: 26th June 2013
For an application form, criteria and guidelines please download from our website www.authors.org.nz or contact NZSA National Office: firstname.lastname@example.org