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Writer in Residence 2023

6 February 2023
Expressions of Interest are now open
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now open for the Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship at the Charles Perkins Centre 2023

The Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship at the Charles Perkins Centre was first established in 2016 to collaborate with Australian creative writers on issues around health.

The Fellowship is made possible by the continuing generous support from University of Sydney alumna and patron Judy Harris, and has now hosted six Australian writers across creative genres including fiction, poetry and playwrighting: Charlotte Wood, Mireille Juchau, Alana Valentine, Emily Maguire, Tracy Sorensen, Sarah Holland-Batt (pictured, left to right, below). 

The Fellowship supports an established Australian creative writer to begin a new piece of work while in residence at the Charles Perkins Centre, Australia's leading multidisciplinary Centre, dedicated to easing the global impact of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and their related conditions through innovative research and teaching. 

The Fellowship is for one year (2023-24) and includes:

  • a stipend of AUD $100,000
  • a University of Sydney Honorary appointment
  • a base at the Charles Perkins Centre
  • full library access
  • the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse range of researchers, educators and clinicians at the Charles Perkins Centre.

Eligibility and selection criteria are listed in the Information and Guidelines (page 4).

Please read the Information and Guidelines carefully as EOIs submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Expressions of Interest are now open until 11:30pm Monday 27 February 2023. 

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