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 migration, immigration and 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 awarded three $7,000 LANDO grants and three LANDO Writer of Note grants to writers. Thank you to all the inaugural year applicants. We’re inspired by your rich, thought-provoking and important projects.
Applications for the 2024 LANDO grants open in January of 2024. Details and updated guidelines will be posted in early fall, 2023.