The Neilma Sidney Myer Travel Fund recognises the unique value of travel in the development of new writing and literary careers.
In partnership with the Myer Foundation, the travel fund is intended to support emerging, midcareer and established Australian writers and literary sector workers. This includes writers, editors, agents, publishers, librarians, booksellers, employees and associates of literary organisations and journals, and other literary professionals currently living in Australia.
Applicants can apply for grants between $2,000 and $10,000.
The travel fund was launched in 2017 and was named in honour of poet, novelist and short story writer Neilma Gantner (1922-2015).
Applications for Round 5 are now open, and you can apply through this online form.
Applications will close at 5pm AEDT on Monday 21 October.
Recipients will be announced in late November 2019.
The proposed travel projects must take place between 31 December 2019 and 31 December 2020.
Round 6 will open for applications in early 2020. Dates are yet to be confirmed.
Applications are to be made through this online Submittable form.
Please download and read the application kit before preparing your application. It would also be beneficial to read what we learned from previous rounds, go through the FAQs and T&Cs, and watch the online Q&A video to answer any fund and application questions.
For more information email us.
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