Jan Michalski Foundation | residency for writers and translators in Switzerland


Deadline 14/09/2022


The Foundation features an original group of seven residential modules that are available for writers and translators invited for residencies of varying lengths of time. Hanging from the openwork “canopy” that runs above the Foundation, these units are called “cabins” and offer ideal conditions to anyone who is looking to start, continue working on, or put the finishing touches to a writing project.


General Terms and Conditions

Residences are available for all types of writers engaged in literary creation. While priority is given to writers and translators, organisers are also open to any other discipline as long as writing is at the heart of the project. Stays in the Jan Michalski Foundation can be granted for individual projects or projects in pairs. For example: writer-translator, writer-other discipline, writer-writer etc.



The Jan Michalski Foundation lies at the foot of the Swiss Jura Mountains in Montricher. The village is approximately 30 minutes from Lausanne and one hour from Geneva. It is possible to reach Montricher from Morges by train.


Length of stay

Two week-, one-, two-, three- or six-month stays are available. The length of stay should match the scope of the project. The period applied for is a request only, and the Jan Michalski Foundation reserves the right to offer another period depending on availability.


Residence conditions

Residents are allocated one of the seven cabins or ‘treehouses’ for as long as they need to complete their writing project.

Residents’ travel costs to and from their home address will be covered by the Foundation.

Residents are granted a monthly allowance of CHF 1200.



– The application forms for 2023 will be available online starting 17 May 2022 and are due to 14 September 2022.

– Selection panel: November 2022

– Announcement of selected candidates: Mid-November 2022

– Arrival of the first wave of selected residents: February 2023


How to apply

Applications are to be registered and submitted online. Please make sure you follow each step and send all of the requested documents.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications can be submitted in English or in French.


For a residence in 2023, the application forms are now online, until 14 September 2022.


All informations can be found here.