Named in honour of poet, novelist and short story writer Neilma Gantner (1922-2015), the 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 opened in 2017 to 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 to $10,000.
Applications open: 24 July 2017 - 21 August 2017
Travel to occur: 1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018
Applications open: 1 February 2018 - 1 March 2018
Travel to occur: 1 May 2018 - 30 April 2019
Applications open: 16 August 2018 - 13 September 2018
Travel to occur: 1 November 2018 - 31 October 2019
Round 4 - Yet to open
Applications open: 1 March 2019 - 29 March 2019
Travel to occur: 1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020
Round 5 - Dates yet to be confirmed
Round 6 - Dates yet to be confirmed
Alexandra Collier, Andrew Bovell, Arwen Summers, Bren MacDibble, Eda Gunaydin, Mark O'Flynn, Michael Earp, Michael Green, Robert Dessaix and Vanessa Russell.
Bruce Pascoe, Chris Andrews, Damon Young, Ellen van Neerven, Emma Viskic, Janine Mikosza, Jennifer Porter, Jessica Friedmann, Laura Woollett, Louis Klee, Melinda Smith, Rebecca Giggs and Sam Cooney