Visiting fellows join a community of creative writers and scholars in a thriving literary scene in Las Vegas and on the campus of UNLV. Fellows are supported by individuals and groups who share the commitment of bringing writers and the literary imagination into the heart of public life.

We welcome writers during the UNLV academic year between August and May. BMI fellowships rely on the generosity of individuals and foundations to provide vital support perennially to writers and to immerse them in the Nevada landscape.

The applications cycle for 2023-2024 Shearing Fellowships is now open.