The Hellman/Hammett Grant is for writers, but even human rights activists who have been writing on issues and face the threat of persecution can also apply.
- The grants are made possible by the estate of the American playwright Lillian Hellman with funds set up in her name and that of her long-time companion, the novelist Dashiell Hammett.
- Ms. Hellman was prompted by her experiences during the anti-communist hysteria of the 1950s, when she and Hammett were interrogated about their political beliefs and affiliations before Congressional committees. Hellman suffered professionally and had trouble finding work for a number of years. Hammett served time in prison.”
- There are grants available between $500 and $10,000 and human rights writers or activists suffering threats, harassment, assaults, torture, imprisonment etc can be nominated for the grant. Nominations should be made using the application form available at the IFEX website.
Details to be submitted:
Deadline submit the nominations: 17th December
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.