Writing-PlatformAuthor support site The Writing Platform is encouraging writers and technologists to work together, with bursaries to fund new collaborative projects.

Two bursaries of £4,000 each will be awarded to teams made up of one writer and one technologist, to fund a three month project. Teams can submit as a pair, or enter individually and be paired by the selection panel.

Bursary winners will be chosen by Tom Uglow, director of Google Creative Labs, Naomi Alderman, writer and professor of creative writing at Bath Spa University, and Joanna Ellis, a a partner at The Literary Platform and co-founder of The Writing Platform, a website and live events programme. The bursary programme is delivered in association with creative writing at Bath Spa.

Bookswarm have worked with The Literary Platform to create the application process online, using Gravity Forms to build the forms and the Zapier service to save each application as a text file on Dropbox, making it as easy as possible for the judges to review and assess the applications.

The deadline for applications is 5pm (GMT) on Thursday 4th December 2014.