Call for UGSA Applications 2021






Uganda Textbook Academic and Non-Fiction Authors Association (UTANA) in partnership with the Norwegian Association of Non-Fiction and Translators Association (NFFO) is implementing a 3 Year project (entitled UTANA Grant Scheme for Authors (UGSA) to support authors through their writing process. The grant will support authors (who are already in their writing process) for facilitation towards the completion of their publication/academic works. It is expected that at the end of the grant, a publication will be ready/available. This is the second round of the competitive grant scheme to benefit authors of academic and general non-fiction works.


Target: Authors of Textbooks, Academic and Non-fiction Works including but not limited to: scholarly works, academic textbooks/ scholarly articles, school textbooks, manuals, biographies/ autobiographies, expository, argumentative, functional, and opinion pieces; Nonfiction essays on art or literature, historical, scientific, technical, or economic writings works of general interest.


Eligibility: If you are currently working on a scholarly or a general non-fiction work and are a member of UTANA, you are eligible to apply. If you are not yet a member of UTANA, you can join at the same time as you submit your application. The grant is intended to provide a an average of Three Million (UGX) to be used for an author to take off time for instance, and devote herself or himself to complete the current writing project. UTANA encourages institutional book/publication with a minimum of 3 people (who are contributors to the publication and are members or willing to be members of UTANA).The grant will be paid out in portions justified by the applicant’s proposal following the Result Based Financing (RBF) model.


Selection Process: An Independent Selection Committee will assess the applications and select the most deserving applications. The successful selected candidates shall be approved by UTANA Executive Board, which shall give the award. There are three main criteria for eligibility: Membership of UTANA (and subscribed to the Writers-authors Investment Club), evidence of being engaged in a writing process and Justification that the manuscript shall be a publication available in book form (hard or e-book).Non UTANA members should submit their application together with the membership application Click here to access the UTANA membership form. The selection committee aims to offer awards to a wide-ranging group of authors and subjects and shall bear in mind authors writing in rural as well as urban locations; and may consider authors at all levels of education from the untutored to the highest level.. The UTANA Grant Scheme 2nd Call of Applications, 2021 particularly encourages new and upcoming authors to apply. Manuscripts/publications in all approved local languages shall be equally considered.


Application forms are available online at All application should be Submitted through the provided UGSA Application Form Click to access addressed to the Project Coordinator, UTANA Grant scheme for Authors (UGASA), UTANA, P. O. Box 40277, Kampala, Teachers House,  Room 208, Bombo Road  E-mail: ugs[email protected]. The closing date for applications is 6th May2021—- while successful applications will be announced by 28th May 2021.

Membership to UTANA

  • New Membership Fee (150,000/=). Includes membership to writers-Authors Investment Club [Click here to access the form for registration]
  • Existing members to be up to date with their subscriptions to writers. Authors- investment Club.