Awarded by the Royal Society of Literature, the RSL Brookleaze Grants support writers (novelists, playwrights, poets, short story writers) who need time away from their ‘normal’ lives – to take sabbaticals from their jobs, for example, or to travel abroad for research – to write. The deadline for applications for the current round of submissions is Monday, 7 November, 2016.
£5,000 is available annually for writers in need of financial support to see a project to completion. This is awarded in two rounds- spring and autumn – and may be split between two or three people per round (averaging four recipients per year). Grants are awarded to writers (see above) who need time away from their commitments to research and write in order to get a project closer to publication or performance.
Writers need to have been previously published by a trade press (for playwrights, have had work performed in a theatre) or have a commission for the current work. All applicants must be resident in the UK. Applications for non-fiction work will not be considered, and those who have already received an RSL Brookleaze Grant are not able to re-apply.
Visit the official website of the Royal Society of Literature to find out more, including details of how to apply.
Deadline: Monday 7 November 2016
Source: BBC Writersroom