Diaspora Dialogues and the Carol Shields Prize Foundation are delighted to announce the inaugural Carol Shields Prize Foundation Fellowship at Diaspora Dialogues, a $20,000 opportunity for a woman or non-binary BIPOC writer who is a refugee or new immigrant to Canada. The inaugural Fellowship will be awarded over the period of September 2023 to May 2024.
This stipend is intended to provide the opportunity for a writer to create, as free as possible from financial constraints. As part of the Carol Shields Prize Foundation Fellowship at Diaspora Dialogues, and in alignment with Diaspora Dialogue’s role as a literary mentoring organization, Diaspora Dialogues and the Carol Shields Prize Foundation will provide the fellowship recipient with the support of a mentor to provide structured feedback.
Additionally, the fellowship recipient will have access to all of Diaspora Dialogues’ traditional suite of professional development training and networking events as well as chances to connect with fellow writers through Diaspora Dialogues’ social networks of alumni and mentors.
The Carol Shields Prize Foundation and Diaspora Dialogues are deeply grateful to the M.A. Faris Foundation for supporting this fellowship.
Please see our Mentorship page for further information on applying to this opportunity.