Writing Scholarship for Africans, 2013
Africa Scholarships October Deadline 

Writing Scholarship for Africans. Miles Morland Foundation offers grants for writers every year. Up to three are awarded to African applicants or both of whose parents were born in Africa. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Africa

Level: The scholarship is intended to enable writers to write a new work not complete a work in progress. A “new work” is one which you have not yet begun writing.

Field(s): For fiction or non-fiction writing but not poetry, plays or screenplays.

Deadline: October 31st, 2013.

Funded By: Miles Morland Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): This Scholarship is targeted to anyone who has been born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: MMF has established up to three Morland Scholarships every year.

Scholarship Duration: The duration of the scholarship is one year.

Scholarship covers: The Scholars will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of one year.


It can be difficult for writers in the early stages of their career to write and to earn a living outside writing at the same time.

To help fill this need the MMF has established up to three Morland Writing Scholarships every year. The Scholarships will be open to anyone who has been born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.

In return for this the Scholars will agree that 20% of whatever they subsequently receive from what they write during the year of the Scholarship will be paid to the MMF which may be used to support other promising writers and possibilities to expand the Scholarship scheme in later years.


To qualify for this Scholarship, a candidate must

submit a piece of published work, or an excerpt from a piece of published work, of between two and seven thousand words to be evaluated by a panel set up by the MMF which will include MMF trustees and past participants in the Caine Prize.

The Scholarships will be open to anyone who has been born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.

Scholarship Application Method

Excerpts from your previously published work should be sent as a Word document or a scan of your book or the magazine in which you were published.

In all cases please provide easily accessible information as to where your work was published. Scans and Word documents should be emailed to MMF-at-blakman.com.

Scholarship Application Due Date: The closing date for submissions for the first series of Writing Scholarships will be October 31st 2013.


The Scholarships will be announced in December 2013 and will run for the whole of calendar 2014.

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