Human Rights Watch offers grants for writers [Worldwide]

Deadline: 10/12/11

Journalists and writers who are in financial need due to political persecution can be nominated for a grant.

Human Rights Watch seeks nominations for writers of non-fiction, fiction or poetry deserving Hellman-Hammett grants, designed to recognize commitment to free expression and courage amid political pressure.

Grants range from US$1,000-10,000 and offer publicity, which can sometimes double as a protective measure. Anonymity is honored if requested. The grantees are chosen by a committee of authors, editors, and journalists who have a longstanding interest in free expression issues.

The nominator should provide biographical information about the nominee, a list of the nominee’s published works, a statement about the political persecution suffered and a statement of financial need.

The deadline is December 10.

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