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Charles Pick Fellowship for South Asian Writers


To assist and support the work of a new and as yet unpublished writer or fiction or nonfictional prose and to give promising writers time to devote to the development of their talent. The fellowship would be for the purposes of completing a major work.

Eligible to the nationals of South Asia. Please check website for further information.


Open to applicants of all ages who are writers of fiction or nonfictional prose in English. Applicants must not yet have had a book published, but all applicants must provide a reference from either an editor, agent or accredited teacher of creative writing to be sent directly to the Charles Pick Fellowship. The writer should be from South Asia. The writer should be from South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Burma/Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), but does not need to be domiciled there. The first Charles Pick South Asia Fellow was Shubhangi Swarup.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

6 months starting October 1st

Award Value

UK £10,000 plus free accommodation on the university campus

Closing date

January 31st

University of East Anglia

UEA is a research intensive university and is 10th in the UK for quality of research outputs (Times Higher REF 2014 analysis).

As a postgraduate degree student at UEA you’d be joining a university awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.

Our diverse research community benefits from outstanding facilities and a diverse range of postgraduate research areas. Our Graduate Schools and partnerships in doctoral training provide specialist training and expertise to give you the academic and transferable skills you’ll need to enhance your prospects, whatever you choose to do next.

UEA’s campus is located on the outskirts of the big-small city of Norwich. It’s a great place to shop, explore and socialise, with a lively arts scene, great sports facilities, fascinating medieval past and the spectacular North Norfolk coast in easy reach.

Norwich is also a major global centre for scientific research, with UEA a lead institution on the Norwich Research Park with its world-renowned research and collaborative network of 3000 scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs located in state-of-the-art facilities.

At UEA our Postgraduate researchers have opportunities to work at the heart of active research teams, challenging boundaries and making advances. We have an internationally diverse community of academics and students working and living in our modern campus. At UEA we ensure our Postgraduate students thrive in their research environment through having two academic supervisors alongside the opportunity to work in a team of researchers to boost collaboration and support.

Contact Details

  • 16 0345 6161
  • 16 0350 7728
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
    School of Literature and Creative Writing
    NR4 7TJ
    United Kingdom

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