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Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship 2024 { up to 45,000 AED }

Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship 2024 { up to 45,000 AED }

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Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship 2024 { up to 45,000 AED }

The Writers-in-Residence Fellowship program 2024 is established to commemorate the esteemed Nigerian Professor Tejumola Olaniyan and his enduring intellectual contributions to African literature and critical theory.

Recipients will have the opportunity to publish their texts through The Africa Institute’s publications program. Projects relating to theatre and film scripts can also be published as texts or receive support in facilitating productions. The project could be new or a work-in-progress and should be feasible for completion within the timeframe of the residency.


  • The Fellowship offer of 45,000 AED in total.

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Eligibility for Writers-in-Residence Fellowship 2024

  • Open to creative writers including novelists, short story writers, playwrights, poets and scriptwriters related to Africa and the African diaspora.
  • The proposed project can be in Arabic or English (other languages will be considered). The residency invites recipients to Sharjah, UAE for a period of three months to complete their work.

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Selection Criteria of Writers-in-Residence Fellowship 2024

All applications will be reviewed by The Africa Institute through a committee of peers of well-known writers. Three recipients will be chosen based on the quality of their proposal, and the demonstrated feasibility of completion within the timeframe of the residency.

Applications must include: 

  • CV/résumé of the applicant
  • A two-page narrative of the project to be undertaken during the residency period, its significance, and a proposed date of completion.
  • A sample of published or unpublished writings.

Deadline of applications: Saturday, 1 June 2024.

To submit applications, compile all application materials; CV/résumé, two-page narrative and writing sample (in case of a book, please attach separately) into one single PDF in the mentioned order. Please name the file with the residency title abbreviation and the applicant’s name in this format: TOCWRP_LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME. Use the same name in the email subject heading and send the PDF as an email attachment to [email protected].


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline01 June,2024
OrganizerThe Africa Institute



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