Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence 2018

posted in Opportunities on 6 December, 2017

The Charles Perkins Centre aims to ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and their related conditions by translating the work of the University of Sydney into real-world solutions. The Charles Perkins Centre facilitates researchers, writers, experts and lay people with great ideas to address complex issues of health and ecology. Our humanities and social sciences play a central role and we need the creative arts to tell these important stories. The Fellowship will support an established Australian writer to create new work within Australia’s leading interdisciplinary centre for improving health in the modern environment.
  • Expressions of interest close 11.30pm AEST 10 February 2018
  • Located at the Charles Perkins Centre, Camperdown Campus
  • One year fellowship grant of $100k

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to promote their new work through a variety of media and public channels in collaboration with the Charles Perkins Centre and the University of Sydney.



The successful Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellow will:
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have a major creative work of excellence published/produced or performed since 2012
  • have received, or been shortlisted for an award of national and/or international significance
  • be able to commit to the Fellowship as a primary appointment during their tenure and devote a substantial proportion of the year to the Fellowship
  • be able to work within the Charles Perkins Centre Research and Education Hub for a substantial proportion of the Fellowship
  • commence a new work on a topic or topics that are inspired by and help communicate and interpret issues related to the work of the Centre. Examples might include issues related to health, well-being, food, ageing, social disadvantage or cultural identity. The residency would include working towards production of a new major work
  • become a member of the Charles Perkins Centre’s academic community. This would include helping to inspire researchers within the Centre and across the University to think differently about their work and its impact outside of academia, while also raising awareness of the Centre’s work among the general public. 

Read the Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship 2018 guidelines, and then submit:

  • a completed application in the recruitment system
  • a statement of background and relevant experience (maximum one page)
  • a CV which includes a list of recent creative works (maximum two pages)
  • a 10-page sample (maximum) of creative work, or URL that links directly to your work
  • a two-page proposed project description including - proposed outcomes, artistic rationale, vision or synopsis, a statement emphasising how the planned activities relate to the CPC mission and a timeline
  • Photocopied and scanned proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency.

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Gemma Ashton on 02 9351 7040 or [email protected] .