Writing NSW Writer & Scientist Grant

The Writer & Scientist Grant is awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to foster connections between writing and the STEM sector (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The grant supports a NSW-based writer and scientist or technologist wishing to work together on a joint writing-related project that helps to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in NSW.

The writer and scientist must apply jointly for the grant of $2000 ($1000 each). Scientists may work in any field of science or technology, including medicine, mathematics, science, engineering or IT. Writers may work in any genre and be at any stage of their writing career.

Funding available: $2000 plus GST ($1000 each for the writer and scientist)

Opening date: 30 July 2018
Closing date: 26 August 2018
For project period: 1 February 2019 to 31 December 2019


How to apply

Applications must be submitted online through the Create NSW SmartyGrants system by midnight on the closing date. You will need a SmartyGrants login.

Please read the guidelines before commencing your application.

Have a question? You might find an answer to it on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. For all other enquiries, contact us at [email protected] or by calling (02) 9555 9757.

These grants are administered by the NSW Writers’ Centre with devolved funding from Create NSW.


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