James M. Meyer Grant

The English and American Literatures Department awards annually two Winter Term travel stipends of up to $2,000 each for students who wish to pursue a non-fiction Creative Writing project during January. These grants were made possible by a donation from James M. Meyer, class of '91. Interested students develop a project proposal in consultation with an adviser early in the fall, and submit a Meyer Grant Proposal, typically due in late October.  

Recent Meyer Grant recipients have traveled to Turkey, North Africa, the Czech Republic, Brazil and Tibet, among other places—and have produced nonfiction essays and journalism on a variety of subjects. If you have questions about the grant process, see Jay Parini, Director of the Creative Writing Program.