The Miles Morland Foundation (MMF) was established with the aim to allow scholars the time to produce the first draft of a completed book, it accomplishes this by awarding a small number of Morland Scholarships annually. The Scholarships can be accessed by anyone who writes in the English language and was born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.
About the Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship 2020
Value of Scholarship
Scholars writing fiction for the Miles Morland Foundation (MMF) Writing Scholarship 2020 will get to receive a grants o £18,000 which is paid monthly over the course of the twelve months. Also at the discretion of the foundation, scholars writing non-fiction which require additional research time could get an additional grant which is paid over a period of up to eighteen months.
Scholar’s Undertaking for the Scholarship
- At the end of each month, scholars must send the foundation at least 10,000 new words that they will have written over the court of the month
- Scholars are also requested to donate MMF 20% of whatever they receive from the book they write during the course of the scholarship which includes revenue as a result of film rights, serialisations or other annual revenues which arises from the book written during the scholarship period. These funds will be used to aid upcoming writers.
- Level: Post-graduate
- Fees: International
- School: Literature, Drama and Creative writing.
- Course: MA creative writing (Prose fiction) or MA Biography and Creative Non-fiction.
- Nationality: Any country within Africa
- Other criteria: Both parents born in Africa. Applicants must submit copies of both parents’ passport of evidence to UEA at the point of acceptance of the scholarship is awarded on this basis.
- Candidates must submit an excerpt from a piece of work between 2,000-5,000 words, written in the English Language that has been published and offered for sale. The work submitted will be judged on literary merit by a panel of readers and judges set up by the Miles Morland Foundation.
- Applicants are required to tell in 200-300 words something about themselves and the background. Candidates who reach the shortlist will be asked for further information about themselves and how to propose to write their book.
All applicants are only required to write. They will be asked to submit by email at least 10,000 new words every month until they have finished their book or their scholarship term has ended. If the first draft of the book is completed before the year is up, payments will continue while scholar edits and refines their work.
How to Apply
Applicants are advised to visit their official website to see directions on how to complete their various application processes.
Open this link for details on how to apply.
Applicants are advised to submit their applications on or before 18 September 2020. Applications turned in after the deadline will not be considered.