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Writer-in-Residence 2024

11 March 2024
Expressions of Interest are now open for the Judy Harris Fellowship
Expressions of Interest are now open for the Judy Harris Writer-in-Residence Fellowship at the Charles Perkins Centre 2024 in one of Australia's richest opportunities for creative writers.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the 2024 Judy Harris Writer-in-Residence Fellowship at the Charles Perkins Centre are now open and will close at 11:59pm on Monday 8 April 2024. The Fellowship was first established in 2016 to foster collaboration between Australian creative writers and researchers at the Charles Perkins Centre to explore issues around health.

The Fellowship welcomes EOIs from Australian creative writers working in all genres including poetry, fiction, memoir, non-fiction, playwrighting and creative non-fiction.

Philanthropic support

The Fellowship is made possible by the continuing generous support from University of Sydney alumna and patron Judy Harris.

The Fellowship now counts amongs its alumnae seven Australian writers across genres including fiction, poetry and playwrighting: Charlotte Wood, Mireille Juchau, Alana Valentine, Emily Maguire, Tracy Sorensen, Sarah Holland-Batt and the current writer-in-residence, Lech Blaine.

(L-R) Lech Blaine (current, 2023), Sarah Holland-Batt (2021), Tracy Sorensen (2019), Emily Maguire (2018), Alana Valentine (2017), Mireille Juchau (2017), Charlotte Wood (2016)

What the Fellowhip provides

The Fellowship supports an established Australian creative writer to develop 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, starting in 2024, 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, Information and Guidelines

Eligibility and selection criteria are listed in the Information and Guidelines (pdf, 1.5MB) (page 4). Please read the criteria carefully as EOIs submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Please contact Nancy Lee, Senior Project Officer, for any further information.

Closing date

Expressions of Interest for 2024 are now closed.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified at the end of May, 2024.

Helen Loughlin

Communications Manager, Charles Perkins Centre

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