15 Septemeber 2020


Montricher, Switzerland

(Fully Funded)


Residences for writers – Fondation Jan Michalski

The Foundation 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 writing or translating project.

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Residencies can be granted for individual projects or projects in pairs. As 2019, a percentage of the residences in 2020 will be dedicated to nature writing, a form of fiction or creative non-fiction that raises awareness of nature prepares for a sustainable way of living, and helps to better understand socio-environmental interconnections and the impact of human actions on nature. This ‘Treehouse’ allows them to live independently. For projects in pairs, a separate Treehouse will be assigned to each of the selected candidates. There is one Treehouse 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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Writing
  • Translation

Required Languages

English or French

Eligible Countries


Program Period

2 Weeks to 6 Months

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, it is open to any other discipline as long as the writing is at the heart of the project.
  • Stays in the Jan Michalski Foundation can be granted for individual projects or projects in pairs. For example writer-translator, writer-other discipline, writer-writer, etc.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • 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.
  • 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: To submit your application online, prepare the following documents:

  • Resume

Second Step: Attach the following documents (5 documents maximum, ideally in PDF or Word format)

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


  • Applications are to be registered and submitted online. Please make sure you follow each step and send all of the requested documents.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Shahenda Hisham/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Rana Hassan/ Egypt
MARJ3 Fellow
MARJ3 Scholarships Team