Applications for writing fellowships open

The Faculty of Arts is seeking expressions of interests from established and emerging writers for two writing fellowships: the Peter Blazey Fellowship and the Dinny O’Hearn Fellowship, proudly supported by The Australian Centre.

Awards recipients will announced at The Australian Centre, Faculty of Arts Literary Awards at the Melbourne Writers Festival on Friday 31 August, 2018. See previous recipients of the fellowships.

Dinny O'Hearn Fellowship - applications closes July 2

Established in 1994, the DJ (Dinny) O'Hearn Memorial Fellowship was set up to honour the memory of the late Dinny O'Hearn, one of the founders of the Australian Centre, and a tireless enthusiast for Australian writing.

The fellowship is a biennial award that offers a prize of $5,000, and a residency at the Australian Centre in The University of Melbourne to a young Australian writer of fiction, poetry or drama.

Learn more about the Dinny O’Hearn Fellowship

Peter Blazey Fellowship - applications closes June 25

The Peter Blazey Fellowship was established to honour the memory of Peter Blazey - journalist, author and gay activist - and has been made available through the generosity of Clive Blazey and Tim Herbert, brother and partner of Peter Blazey.

The Fellowship is awarded annually to writers in the non-fiction fields of biography, autobiography and life writing and is intended to further a work in progress. Applications will be judged on literary merit, and the winner will be supported in their work by a prize of approximately $15,000, and a one-month writer-in-residency at the Australia Centre in The University of Melbourne.

Learn more about the Peter Blazey Fellowship