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The Institute for Anarchist Studies awards an annual total of $4,000 in grants to writers and translators of essay-length works. Grant awards range from $250 to $1,000. Essay-length work is considered to be approximately 20 to 50 pages (10,000 to 25,000 words). Completed essays will be considered for publication in the IAS online journal Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, or as part of a forthcoming small book series in collaboration with AK Press.

Grant recipients will be expected to complete their project within six months of receiving the award (usually August 30 or March 31 of a given year).

Application deadlines are February 1st and September 1st of each year. These deadlines are firm, and applications received after these deadlines will be considered in the next cycle of grants. Awards are made in February and July, and replies will be mailed to all applicants within six weeks after the deadlines.

The IAS prioritizes work from people who are reflecting on struggles and organizing in which they participate. We welcome applications from people who do not think of themselves as writers and who are not rooted in university contexts. We especially encourage women, queer people, people of color, working-class people, people with disabilities, grassroots activists, and others often excluded from scholarly life to apply.

For more on the application process, see the FAQ (frequently asked questions) section on this Web site.

We strongly encourage all applicants to complete the application form online. If you are unable to apply online, please write us to request a paper copy of the application, or download and print the application form. Requests and completed applications should be mailed to: PO Box 15586, Washington, DC 20003

For the time being applications can only be sent via e-mail. To request an application please e-mail

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