Call for Application: JIAS Writing Fellowship 2018 in South Africa (Funded)

Call for Application: JIAS Writing Fellowship 2018 in South Africa (Funded)

Deadline: September 15, 2017

The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) invites applications for its writing semester from February 1 to May 31, 2018. Fellowships are open to people with any expertise. JIAS Writing Fellows enjoy a quiet space for work, reflection, and academic community-building amidst the Melville Koppies of Johannesburg.

The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) is a joint initiative of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Its purpose is to promote advanced research in the humanities and natural sciences, beyond the regular teaching and research activities at institutions of higher learning. JIAS is the first fully fledged institute of advanced learning in Gauteng, South Africa’s political and economic heartland.


Each Writing Fellow will receive

  • Accommodation in one of 12 private residential suites at JIAS;
  • Breakfast and lunch each day;
  • Access to the facilities of the nearby University of Johannesburg;
  • A monthly stipend


  • Fellowships are open to any field of expertise. Previous fellows have included academics, novelists, scientists, poets, playwrights, humanities specialists, independent researchers and journalists


To apply, please submit a two-page outline of a writing proposal, a comprehensive CV, and the name and contact details of three referees. Applications must be sent to [email protected] before September 15, 2017.

For more information, visit JIAS Fellowship.