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CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence 2019 (Award of 5,000 EUR for 3 Months)

CEI Fellowship 2019 (Award of 5,000 EUR for 3 Months)

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Fellowship Benefits

The fellowship is endowed with a cash award of EUR 5,000 for a three-month stay in any of the Central European Initiative Member States, selected by the candidate. Furthermore, the fellowship winner will be guest of the 34th Vilenica International Literary Festival which will take place from 10 to 15 September 2019 at various locations in Slovenia. Moreover, the fellowship winner will be officially announced at the press conference at the end of August, and fellowship will be awarded to him or her at the festival.

Eligibility Conditions

Applicants eligible for the fellowship are writers from all genres under 35 (born after 1984 – from 1 January 1985 onwards) from CEI Member States, which are not part of the European Union (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine).


The deadline for applications is 30 April 2019. Applications submissions should be in a pdf file by e-mail. The committee will consider entries sent on or before 30 April 2019. Applicants should submit applications to the following e-mail address: [email protected]

The application must include the following obligatory enclosures:

  • A filled in registration form (find attached).
  • Likewise, A biography of the applicant in English (max. 1800 characters without spaces).
  • Copy of a valid ID or passport with the visible date and place of birth, and the citizenship of the applicant.
  • Similarly, A bibliography of the applicant in English (max. 3600 characters without spaces).
  • A description in English of the project for the three-month residence (2000 – 4500 characters without spaces). The project must be a literary work (all genres and themes), not a research project.
  • In addition, Scan of original signed letter of recommendation in English (max. 1800 characters without spaces,
    letters without the original signature will not get consideration).


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 April,2019
OrganizerCentral European Initiative (CEI)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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