Sangam House



The Application

The application cycle for 2016-2017 is now closed.

Please check back on March 1, 2017, for information about applying for a 2017-2018 residency.


All applicants are automatically considered for the appropriate fellowships.

The Bhoomija Fellowship supports writing in Kannada.

The Bianca Pancoat Patton Fellowship supports the work of young women writers from India.

The Dhvani Fellowship (sponsored by Aditi: Foundation for the Arts) supports the work of translators working in and out of Indian languages.

The Eternal Vada Fellowship supports the residency of an American writer.

The Lavanya Sankaran Fellowship supports new writing from India.

The Murasaki Fellowship supports the residency for a fiction writer.

The Nevatia Fellowship supports non-fiction writing in English, especially in the areas of social and cultural change.

The Prakriti Foundation Fellowships support writing in Tamil and other Indian languages as well as writing by non-resident Indians.

The Writer’s Side Fellowship supports a first time non-fiction writer from South Asia.

A donor who wishes to remain anonymous supports contemporary writing in Hindi.

A residency at Sangam HouseĀ covers only board and lodge. Writers are required to cover travel costs to and from our location.


How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted electronically. Instructions and forms can be found atĀ

To be considered for a 2015-2016 residency, your application (including separate letter of recommendation) must be received electronically by the end of the day, 30 June 2015.

Please ensure that the person who writes your letter of support is not a referee for any other Sangam House candidate this year.

All notifications will be provided electronically by 15 August 2015.

If you are unable to submit an application electronically, please write with an explanation of the circumstances to:

In South Asia – Arshia Sattar at

Outside of South Asia – DW Gibson at

If selected, all non-Indian applicants will be responsible for obtaining a tourist visa to India 6 weeks in advance of their travel date.