Apply: AFI Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship

Deadline: 01 June, 2024

The Africa Institute (AFI), as part of its African languages and translation programme, opens applications for its third cohort of Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence fellowship for the academic year, 2024.

The residency programme welcomes applications from creative writers including novelists, short story writers, playwrights, poets and scriptwriters related to Africa and the African diaspora.


  • Grant of 45,000 AED
  • Recipients will have the opportunity to publish their texts through  AFI’s publications programme
  • Projects relating to theatre and film scripts can also be published as texts or receive support in facilitating productions


  • Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae
  • Applicants must submit a two-page narrative of the project to be undertaken during the residency period, its significance, and a proposed date of completion
  • Applicants must submit a sample of published or unpublished writings

To apply and for more information, click here.

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