Essay Writing Scholarship for Africans Valued Monthly $18,000 from Morland Foundation

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Essay Writing Scholarship for Africans Valued Monthly $18,000 from Morland Foundation

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The Miles Morland Foundation (MMF) is delighted to announce that application for the 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers is now open. the MMF annually awards a number of Writing Scholarships to African writers, aiming to allow each Scholar to produce the first draft of a completed book. At the end of each month during the scholarships period, scholars must send the Foundation 10,000 new words that they will have written over the course of the month. Scholars are also asked to donate to the MMF 20% of whatever they subsequently receive from the book they write during the period of their Scholarship, which will be used to support other promising writers. The only condition imposed on the Scholars during the year of their Scholarship is that they must write.  Scholars can receive the scholarship regardless of the place they live in.

Qualifications and requirements:

To be eligible for this non-residential Scholarship, you must be:

  • An outstanding writer who was born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.
  • Your writing must be only in the English language. 
  • You must submit an excerpt from a piece of work of between 2,000 and 5,000 words, written in English that has been published and offered for sale. 
  • This will be evaluated by a panel of readers and judges set up by the MMF and will be judged purely on literary merit. 
  • In addition to the excerpt, you should submit a description between 400 - 1,000 words of the work you intend to write during the scholarships period. 
  • The proposal must be for a full-length book of no fewer than 80,000 words. 
  • The Foundation welcomes both fiction and non-fiction proposals, but Poetry, plays, film scripts, children’s books, and short story collections do not qualify.


Scholars writing fiction will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of one year. Scholars who are writing non-fiction and require additional research time could receive an additional grant, paid over a period of up to eighteen months.

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Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Comoros, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Writing and Content Creation

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
Sample of your work, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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Miles Morland Foundation

Miles Morland set up the foundation (MMF) which bears his name in 2013, after a career investing in Africa via... More details