Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SF South Scholar-in-Residence Program


The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for scholarship, productivity, and creativity while creating a platform for meaningful interaction with regional members and guests.

SF South is interested in supporting the Scholar’s ability to delve deeper into the craft of writing or illustrating while completing a related project during the period of the residence.

SF South is committed to supporting Scholars-in-Residence who would be able to make a significant contribution to the world of children’s literature. Scholars-in-Residence will receive a stipend as well as tuition grants to all regional events and a limited number of SCBWI national events during the period of their residence.

Mid-way through the residency, scholars will present a craft-focused educational lecture to the region on the topic of their choice. Scholars will conclude the residency with a second lecture summarizing their learnings and the results of their work.

Call for Applications

The duration of the program is 6 months.

A stipend of $750 will be granted to each Scholar.

Due date
The deadline for submitting applications is 11:59 pm on September 7, 2020. Two awards will be granted. Notifications will be sent by October 1, 2020.

Start date
Scholar 1 will initiate residency on October 15. Residency 1 will conclude on April 14.
Scholar 2 will initiate residency on April 15. Residency 2 will conclude on October 14.

Current active members of SCBWI San Francisco South are encouraged to apply.

Application materials

Please complete this form. You will need to include a maximum of 500 words describing your area of expertise, planned writing or illustration project for the residency, and specific proposed activities that would benefit from receiving the scholarship.