Fellowships cover the costs of relocation and the writer's expenses in the U.S., and provide an office on the campus of Brown University for ten months. Deeply practical in nature and intention, the International Writers Fellowships allow persecuted writers to establish a new environment in which to pursue their work.
Brown University is committed to contributing to a more just and peaceful world through teaching, research and service, and to advancing academic excellence by bringing to Brown exceptional scholars with a range of experiences and perspectives. The International Writers Project supports these objectives by providing fellowships to writers who face personal danger and threats to their livelihood in nations around the world. Through the program, one writer per year is supported in residency and is provided with the essential institutional, intellectual, artistic and social support needed to do their work.
Founded originally as the Freedom to Write project, IWP has been in existence since 1989, bringing to Brown writers from around the globe under threat of persecution for practicing their craft.