The Fellowship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Up to $20,000 is awarded for travel and research to further a writing proposal or work in progress. It may not be used to pay for a research assistant or to subsidise a publication.
The focus is on biography, but extends to an aspect of cultural or social history compatible with Hazel’s interest areas. Preference is given to projects that are about ‘risk-taking’ and expanding horizons, promote discussion of ideas, and make a significant contribution to public intellectual life.
Applications open each year on 1 October and close on 16 November, the shortlist is announced in the following January and the Fellowship is awarded in March. For more information and to make an application, visit Writers Victoria.
Previous applicants are eligible to apply again. If submitting a second application for the same project, any progress should be reflected in the proposal. The judges will take into account any progress that has been made.
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The Hazel Rowley Fellowship recognises the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on writers’ ability to undertake travel and research. Accordingly, we have extended the time frames for the 2022 Fellowship to 18 months and priority will be given to those projects that do not involve international travel.