UGSA 2021 Application Form





This Grant is open to authors of Academic and non-fiction works in Uganda. The Grant is available for only registered members of UTANA. Non-UTANA members are therefore required to send their membership application form together with this form. The completed and signed application should be submitted in Confidence to the Coordinator, UTANA Grant Scheme for Authors (UGSA), +256-772495592/0706495592, [email protected] OR in a sealed envelope strictly marked UTANA GRANT SCHEME FOR AUTHORS (UGSA) Project, UTANA Office, 2nd Floor, Teachers House, Bombo Road.

Section A: Particulars of Application

  1. NAME of Author(s):


  1. Membership status (tick appropriately): Current registered member           Potential Member


  1. Title of proposed Book (Publication):



  1. Authorship Details (Corresponding Author/Applicant):

First name(s):                                    Family name:                                                     Sex M/F:


Title: Ms/Mr/Mrs/Dr/Prof/Rev                                                                  __________________________

Date of birth:                                                     Landline phone:                                               Mobile:

E-mail address

Organization or institution at which you work (if applicable):

Section B: Manuscript Details

  1. Description of manuscript( Please write a short (500-word maximum) description/summary of the content/manuscript fronted for publication)


  1. Target Audience: ———————————————-
  2. Current Level of Manuscript (Select Appropriately):
  3. Still under research
  4. Draft Stage
  5. Writing Stage
  6. Editing Stage
  7. Translation
  8. Design and Production (including e-publishing)
  9. What is left to be done: ____________________________________________________


  1. What help do you need to make it ready for Publishing


  1. Have you already approached a publisher for the book you are writing?
  2. If Yes, please provide details.
  3. If not, could you say something about how you envisage your book being published and distributed? In either case, please attach a copy of manuscript for evaluation purposes.



  1. Please provide a budget detailing key items/cost centers/stages of preparation, publication and utilization of the grant. Note this grant applies Result Based financing Model.



  1. When do you expect to finish writing? How much time do you have to complete the manuscript (Provide a work plan-time schedule?)



  1. We will not necessarily disqualify an applicant who has also received funds from another source. If you have sought or had funding promised or received funds from other sources, please indicate below is being covered.



  1. Please briefly provide any other information about yourself and your writing which you think will be helpful to the Selection Committee in assessing your application.



I hereby declare that I have disclosed all the material facts necessary for this application and that all the information provided is true and correct.

Signature                                                                                                             Date———————-


Thank you. 

For inquiry purposes, please contact, Project Coordinator,  [email protected], 0772495592/0706495592

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: [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.