Grant Program: The Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers ($1,000)

Honoring the memory of writer Ellen Meloy (1946-2004), this program offers an annual award (currently $1,000) to an individual who shares Ellen Meloy’s passion “to write about the desert from the desert.” The grant is intended to assist “with expenses related to spending creative time in a desert environment.” There’s no fee to apply, and the next application deadline is December 31, 2006. Visit to find out more about Ellen Meloy, her writing, and the award.