The de Groot Foundation is thrilled to collaborate with Barry Lando, award winning investigative journalist and former 60 Minutes producer, to create the LANDO grant awards for immigrant/refugee writing.
I’m honored to partner with Charles and Clydette de Groot to tackle one of the gravest problems facing the world today– the enormous rise in refugees and migrants fleeing catastrophic conditions in their homelands, desperate to start new lives in the globe’s more stable, prosperous nations. My goal is to encourage emerging authors to examine—via fiction or nonfiction, any aspect of this on-going challenge, from its varied causes to its impact in the “developed” world. I am particularly interested in discovering potential authors and researchers with fresh ideas for solutions.
In 2023 we will be awarding three $7,000 LANDO grants to emerging writers. Applicants will apply through the COURAGE to WRITE Submittable platform. Grant Guidelines and to Apply