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About The Fellowship

This fellowship was established in 2022 by VCCA Fellow and Board member Sandell Morse in memory of Germaine Poliakov, a Resistance worker during WWII who cared for Jewish refugee children in a secret house in Southwest France. The Germaine Poliakov Fellowship provides an 18-day residency plus a $1,000 travel stipend for a writer at le Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France (open only to VCCA Fellows who have already had a residency in Virginia).

Application Details

Eligibility: Writers who are VCCA Fellows
Residency Available: March 17 – November 21, 2025
Length of Fellowship: 18 days
Travel Stipend: $1,000

Application Opens: June 1, 2024
Application Deadline:
September 15, 2024
Application Fee*: $30
Notification by: December 15, 2024

To be considered for the Germaine Poliakov Fellowship, complete the “Moulin à Nef Residencies, VCCA in France 2025” application, selecting your fellowship interest in the second question.

* If the application fee presents a significant barrier to application, please write to by September 10, 2024, to request an application fee waiver.