The English Department awards annually up to two Winter Term travel stipends of $2,000-$4,000 each for students who wish to pursue a nonfiction creative writing project during January.

These grants were made possible through a donation from James M. Meyer, Class of ’91.

Interested students develop a project proposal in consultation with an advisor early in the fall, and submit a Meyer Grant Proposal, typically due in late October. See the academic coordinator in Axinn 306 for a proposal form (or download from link below).

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, contact Jay Parini, director of the Creative Writing Program.

Click here for the proposal form.