Since 1986, the University of Wisconsin‘s Institute for Creative Writing has provided time, space, and an intellectual community for writers working on a first book of poetry or fiction. The Institute also awards a fellowship for playwrights.
The Institute annually offers up to seven year-long fellowships. Typically there are three fiction fellowships. Each of these fellowships carries with it a $27,000 stipend, generous health benefits, and a one-course-per-semester teaching assignment in intermediate or advanced undergraduate creative writing.
Applications to the poetry, fiction, and HEAF fellowships must be received in the month of February. Applications to the Djerassi Playwriting Fellowship must be received by April 1.