15 September 2019.


Montricher, Switzerland.

(Fully Funded)


The Jan Michalski Foundation

Fondation Jan Michalski features an original group of seven residential modules that are available to writers, translators, and other creative individuals for residencies of varying lengths. Hanging from the openwork canopy surrounding the Foundation, these living spaces are called “treehouses” and offer ideal conditions to anyone looking to start, continue, or put the final touches on a writing or translating project.

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The Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature was created in 2004 in Montricher at the foot of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland. Vera Michalski-Hoffmann opened the foundation in her husband’s memory to perpetuate their common commitment to those who devote themselves to the written word.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Writing and Literature.
  • Translation.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Two week-, one-, two-, three- or six-month stays are available.

The length of stay should match the scope of the project. The period applied for is a request only, and the Jan Michalski Foundation reserves the right to offer another period depending on availability.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • There are no age or nationality restrictions.
  • Beginners are accepted.
  • Residences are available for all types of writers engaged in literary creation.
  • While we give priority to writers and translators, we are also open to any other discipline as long as writing is at the heart of the project.
  • Stays in the Jan Michalski Foundation can be granted for individual projects or projects in pairs

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Residents are allocated  for as long as they need to complete their writing project.
  • There is one available for people with reduced mobility. Please specify any reduced mobility needs in the ‘comments’ box in the ‘your stay’ section of the application form.
  • Residents’ travel costs to and from their home address will be covered by the Foundation.
  • Residents are granted a monthly allowance of CHF 1200.
  • The Foundation provides breakfast and lunch for residents and the village has a small grocery shop.
  • Electric bikes are available for residents.
  • Montricher train station, with regular connections to Morges, is situated two kilometers from the Foundation.
  • Residents have free access to the library during the day.
  • Residents are free to participate in cultural activities organized by the Foundation.

How to Apply

First Step: Prepare the required documents:

  • Excerpt from your past or actual work (10 pages max.)
  • A list of your published work if available
  • Other useful information about your work
  • Resume

Second Step: Fill your personal data and information about your project from Here

Third Step: Upload the documents and press submit.

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