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Scholarship Name:

Asian American Writers’ Workshop (“AAWW”) Open City Muslim Communities Fellowship

Scholarship Description:

Fellowship offered by the AAWW to ethnic minorities.

Award Amount:


Number of Scholarships:

Multiple awards

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:


Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Must reside in New York City, New York; 2) Project proposal identifying two to three story ideas tied up by a common theme in applicant’s chosen neighborhood required (900 words max); 3) Resume/Curriculum Vitae (“CV”) required; 4) Two-three writing samples that best illustrate the kinds of articles applicant would like to write for Open City. Samples should not be more than three (3) pages each and must be uploaded to the application form as PDFs or MS Word documents. They should be double-spaced, in 12-point font size, and should not include publication information; 4) Fellowship awarded as follows: Recipients receive a $2,500.00 award, skill-building workshops and publishing opportunities.


o The fellowship spans six (6) months, starting in September 2018 and ending in March 2019.

o The fellowship is looking for writers to create deft, engaging narratives that bring the face, name, place, and heart of the community to issues like racial profiling, police surveillance, and Islamophobia.

o AAWW recognizes the heterogeneity of the Muslim community in New York City, and we are looking to create a home for writers from Arab American, West Asian, Central Asian, Iranian, Afghan, East and North African, Black Muslim, South Asian, and Southeast Asian communities in New York City.

o Applicants for the fellowship need not be Asian-American, but must be persons of color.





New York NY

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application

Additional Applicant Requirements:


Category (Select all that apply):

Residency, Race, Ethnicity, Major/Field of Study

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop
110-112 West 27 Street, Ste. 600
New York, New York 10001
Telephone: (212) 494-0061


Deadline:   July 9, 2018 (NLT 11:59 p.m.) (receipt date)

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