Africa Institute Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship 2024 | 45,000 AED grant

The Africa Institute’s African Languages and Translation Program invites applications for the third cohort of the Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship for the 2024 academic year.

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🕔 Ends: 2024-06-01 12:00

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This residency program is named after the late Nigerian Professor Tejumola Olaniyan, who left a remarkable intellectual legacy in the fields of critical theory and African literature.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The residency program welcomes applications from creative writers including novelists, short story writers, playwrights, poets and scriptwriters related to Africa and the African diaspora.
  2. 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. Typically the cohort begins in the fall of every year.


  1. A grant of 45,000 AED in total.
  2. 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.

How to Apply

Applications must include: 

  • CV/résumé of the applicant (see samples)
  • 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  • A sample of published or unpublished writings.

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:

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TOCWRP_LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME. Use the same name in the email subject heading and send the PDF as an email attachment to [email protected].

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