Opportunities > M Literary Residency Programme | Shanghai and Bangalore
01 Jun 2013

M Literary Residency Programme | Shanghai and Bangalore

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The M Literary Residency Programme has been established to disseminate a broader knowledge of contemporary life and writing in India and China today and to foster deeper intellectual, cultural and artistic links across individuals and communities.

The intent of the residency is to provide space and time primarily for writing and location-specific research. It is not to be used as base for travel in order to undertake research further afield.




  • It is NOT a condition of entry that the applicant must already be a published author. Unpublished writers are welcome to apply.



  • There are no nationality restrictions for applications. However, applicants should be over 21 years old and be writing in English.


See guidelines for the full conditions and how to apply.

Writers may apply for ONE of two M Literary Residencies on the 2014-15 programme:

  • Bangalore, India


A three-month residency in a rural setting near Bangalore, South India from late 2013 to early 2014.

The successful applicant will have his/her transportation costs to and from Bangalore covered by the M Residency.

Accommodation (a single room) and three meals a day will be provided.

  • Shanghai, China


A three-month residency in Shanghai. The residency must be taken up before March 1st, 2015.

The successful applicant will have his/her transportation costs to and from Shanghai covered by the M Residency.

Accommodation (a studio-style apartment) and a stipend towards the cost of meals will be provided.

Stipend

Both successful applicants will receive a total sum of US$1,000 to cover additional living costs during their stay in India or China.

DEADLINE: June 1st 2013

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