The Fiction Meets Science Program in Northwest Germany offers up to three three- to nine-month residencies each year to fiction writers who are working on a novel, short story collection, memoir, or narrative nonfiction work in which science is an “essential feature of the book’s themes, plot, structure, or characters.” Writers who have published at least one book collection are eligible. Residencies include a monthly stipend of €800 to €2,500 (approximately $925 to $2,900), travel expenses, and an apartment at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, Germany. Residents are expected to give one lecture or reading, and to attend the lectures and discussions of the Fiction Meets Science research group, which is made up of scientists, sociologists, and literary scholars. Submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, and letter of intent via e-mail; applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Fiction Meets Science Residency, University of Bremen, Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies (FB10), Bremen, Germany. Susan M. Gaines, Codirector.