Jacob Anthony Moniz is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz, NYU, and the University of Notre Dame. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Catamaran Literary Reader, Penumbra, Chicago Quarterly Review, and The Ocotillo Review, among other journals and publications. His short film script “Mother of Mercy” was an official selection for Best Short Screenplay at the 2020 Rome Independent Prisma Awards. “The Pacific End,” a short film based on a novel-in-progress, won Best LGBTQ Short Screenplay at the 2020 New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam. He is the recipient of a grant from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame, which he used to fund a multimedia arts project titled “Someplace Else,” based on his family history in São Miguel, Azores. He will continue work on this project for the duration of his Fulbright.


US Student Program – Fulbright Open Study/Research Award with the support of Azores Regional Government

Education: MFA in Creative Writing; Screen Cultures, University of Notre Dame, IN

Field of Study: Creative Writing

Project Title: “The Things You’ll Inherit: A Novel”

Host Institution, Location: Universidade dos Açores, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ponta Delgada (S. Miguel Island, Azores Archipelago)

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 8 months, starting in October, 2023