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Faculty Fellowships

Funding for research, travel, projects, and more

As part of our ongoing mission to serve faculty and students at Arizona State University, the Piper Center offers several annual fellowships for faculty and instructors currently teaching courses in English or Creative Writing at Arizona State University to enrich the depth and breadth of their experience in art and impact the community at ASU.

  • Creative Research: Up to $15,000 to support research, travel, participation in residencies, presentations at conferences, or other projects or professional opportunities with a creative writing focus
  • Global Creative Research: Up to $8,500 to support research, travel, participation in residencies, presentations at conferences, or other projects or professional opportunities with a creative writing focus and an international component.

This year's faculty fellows are Saretta Morgan and Sarah Viren

To learn more about this year's faculty fellows, keep reading. You can also learn more about each fellowship by clicking the links above or using the side menu. 

Looking for other fellowship opportunities? The Piper Center offers a number of fellowships for graduate students currently enrolled in the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University. Anyone can also become a fellow with the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference.

For more information, contact Coordinator, Outreach Programs M. McDonough at 480.965.5913 or m.mcdonough@asu.edu.

 

Meet our faculty fellows

 

Photograph of Saretta Morgan

Saretta Morgan

Creative Research Faculty Fellow 2020
Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2019

Saretta Morgan is a writer and artist. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she teaches Creative Writing at Arizona State University and contributes to the humanitarian aid efforts of No More Deaths Phoenix. She is the author of the chapbooks room for a counter interior and Feeling Upon Arrival.

 

Photograph of Sarah Viren

Sarah Viren

Global Creative Research Faculty Fellow 2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Faculty 2020

Sarah Viren is author of Mine, an essay collection that won the River Teeth Book Prize and the GLCA New Writers Award, and was longlisted or a finalist for the Pen Art of the Essay Award, a Foreword Indies Award, and a Lambda Literary Award. Sarah’s creative work has been supported by an NEA Fellowship and a Kerouac House Writing Residency, and her writing appears in or is forthcoming from the New York Times Magazine, the Oxford AmericanTexas Monthly, and elsewhere.