Hellman/Hammett grants typically range from $1,000
to a maximum of $10,000. In addition to providing much needed financial
assistance, the Hellman/Hammett grants focus attention on repression of free
speech and censorship by publicizing the persecution that the grant recipients
endured. In some cases, the publicity is a protection against further abuse. In
other cases, the writers request anonymity because of the dangerous
circumstances in which they and their families are living.
* The program targets especially the writers who are victims of political persecution and are in financial need.