The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund

The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund
The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund

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 $2000 to $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).

Application kit

Key Dates

Round 4

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

 

To Apply

Please download and read the application kit before preparing your application. It would also be beneficial to read what we learned from previous rounds and to watch the online Q&A video to answer any fund and application questions.

For more information email us.


Previous recipients

Round 1

Alexandra Collier, Andrew Bovell, Arwen Summers, Bren MacDibble, Eda Gunaydin, Mark O'Flynn, Michael Earp, Michael Green, Robert Dessaix and Vanessa Russell.

Round 2

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

Round 3

Allison Colpoys, Cassandra Pybus, Christine Sun, Eleanor Limprecht, Josephine Wilson, Katherine Collette, Lauren Chater, Sam Twyford-Moore and Tom Holloway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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