Call for applications for the Kavanagh Fellowship, 2021 – closing 10 Sept

The Trustees of the Estate of Katherine Kavanagh intend to offer the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship, normally of up to €8,000, again in 2021. The Fellowship is specifically for Irish poets in their middle years.  Poets in order to be eligible must have published a substantial body of work, and show that they are in particular need of assistance.

To apply

Poets who think they may be entitled to apply are strongly advised to request further information on the conditions of application for the Fellowship, by writing to the Trustees at 3, Selskar Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, or by email to 

There is no application form, but applicants will be asked to supply documentary evidence of age, financial need and Irish citizenship. They will also be asked to supply copies of publications.

The Fellowship will be awarded in November, 2021.

Read more about the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship 2021 HERE (word doc).

The deadline for applications is 10th September, 2021. 

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