The fellowship will support an established Australian writer to create new work within Australia’s leading interdisciplinary centre dedicated to easing the global burden of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions through innovative research and teaching.
Stella Prize-winning author Charlotte Wood is calling for Australia's most talented writers to seize unexpected creative opportunities by applying for the 2017 Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship
Expressions of interest are now open for the $100,000 Fellowship, which will give an Australian writer the chance to join researchers in the University of Sydney's multidisciplinary Charles Perkins Centre as they help solve some of society's greatest health challenges including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
"The Charles Perkins Centre residency is one of the most significant developments of my career. It has not only afforded me extremely generous financial support, space and time in which to work, but has opened up and enriched my writing process in ways I could not have foreseen," said Wood, who began her Fellowship in June.
I'm surrounded by hundreds of curious, open and superbly intelligent minds in a well-resourced institution which truly respects creativity and risk-taking as fundamental values.