Create A Fellowship

We offer invitational fellowships to encourage cutting-edge work on pressing issues of our time.

You can establish a fellowship to honor an important writer or loved one, or to promote new work in a particular subject or genre.

To initiate a fellowship, we request a minimum committment of three years, or $15,000. You can also endow an on-going fellowship for $50,000—$100,000, ensuring a lasting impact. We invite you to click on any of the fellowships listed below to learn more about the donors, honorees and fellows.

To discuss creating your own fellowship, contact our executive director, Susan Page Tillett.

.

Current Invitational Fellowships

johnston speaking

Refuge for Activists Fellowship

In these times, an ongoing, steady effort by activists of all kinds has become critical. Refuge for Activists is our first residency dedicated to supporting those who need a place where they can recharge their batteries before returning to the world with renewed focus and resilience.

    Friedmans

    Howard and Phyllis Friedman Fellowship for an Inclusive Economy

    Bob Friedman came to the Mesa Refuge in the spring of 2017 as the Leo Barnes Fellow for Economic Writing. While working on his book, A Few Thousand Dollars: Building the Opportunity Economy, 1980-2030, he was moved to create a fellowship to honor his parents and to support the work of future residents working on issues of inclusive economy.

      kirschman-300x225

      Richard Kirschman Free Thought Fellowship

      The Richard Kirschman Free Thought Fellowship supports the work of writers, filmmakers and radio/television journalists working in the area of free thought, particularly individuals dedicated to the separation of Church and State, atheism and agnosticism.

      WM Fellows with Susan

      West Marin Community Fellowships

      The West Marin Community Fellowships support the creative projects of people nominated by West Marin’s rich network of non-profit organizations. In these fellowships, not-for-profit partner organizations in our West Marin County area are invited to nominate one writer they know to be doing excellent work in the Mesa Refuge's priority areas.

      health-workers

      Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation Health Writing Fellowship

      The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation Health Writing Fellowship supports writing on creative approaches to health and well-being, particularly those with particular interest in those with no or severely limited income, cultural differences, lack of English language skills, lack of health insurance or inadequate health insurance, limited access to health care services, mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness, incarceration and exposure to trauma.

      earth-image

      Climate Solutions Fellowship

      The Climate Solutions Fellowship advances original and effective climate change solutions at all levels. Such solutions may involve land use, building design, transportation, public policies and changes in our economic system.

      Inactive Fellowships

      © Copyright - Mesa Refuge | Web Design & Development–Studio Weeren & Kyra Epstein | Photography–Sarah Hadley A writer's retreat located in Point Reyes Station, CA