30 September 2019.





Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarships for Africans

The Miles Morland Foundation continue to be impressed by the quality of writing it receive and is pleased to see entry numbers increase each year. Last year over 550 people applied, it hope to receive even more applications this year and look forward to discovering the winners for 2019!!

The Miles Morland Foundation’s main aim is to support entities in Africa which enable Africans to get their voices heard. It is particularly interested in supporting African writing and African literature.

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The purpose of the Scholarships is to promote literature and good writing. Submissions, including non-fiction submissions, will be judged solely on literary merit. Before you submit an entry ask yourself or ask an objective friend, “does my entry show literary merit?” If the answer is “no” please do not make a submission.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

  • Literature.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

 The shortlist will be published in November and the winners announced in December 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • You must be an African who has two African parents (one of them is an exception).
  • There is no age restriction.
  • The proposal must be for a full-length book of no fewer than 80,000 words.
  • To qualify for the Scholarship a candidate must submit an excerpt from a piece of work of between 2,000 – 5,000 words, written in English that has been published and offered for sale.
  • Your work hasn’t been published before (It’s preferred to see something that have not seen before).
  • Send your work as a Word document.
  • It must be written in English.

Opportunity Cost


  • Scholars writing fiction will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of twelve months.
  • Scholars writing non-fiction may receive a grant of up to £27,000, paid over a period of up to eighteen months to allow them an additional six months for research.

How to Apply

First Step: Click on the blue box that reads ‘Morland Writing Scholarship Application’ on any page of Scholarship Page.

Second Step: You will be asked to fill in your name and email address and ‘send’.

Third Step: You will then automatically receive an email to your inbox instructing you on how to upload the documents that make up your application.

Notice: The documents you must upload is :

  • A submission of between 2,000 to 5,000 words as a Word document of work that has been published and offered for sale. Please send proof of publication.
  • A description of between 400 – 1,000 words about the new book you intend to write
  • A scan of an official document showing that you, or both of your parents, were born in Africa.
  • A brief bio of between 200 – 300 words.
  • Please tell us how you heard about the Morland Writing Scholarships.

Please do not submit anything in hard copy or by terrestrial post.

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Know more about this opportunity:

Official Website

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mustafa Abulhamd / Egypt

Reviewed by” Hesham Galal / Egypt

& Eman Fadel Ali / Egypt”

MARJ3 Intern

MARJ3 Scholarships team