Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications From Artists and Scholars

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships to advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts (except the performing arts). Last year, the program awarded fellowships to a hundred and eighty-one scholars, artists, and scientists in the United States and Canada.

Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, the fellowships are intended to assist individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge or creation in any of the arts under the freest possible conditions.

Fellowships provide grants to selected individuals over a period of between six and twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

Support is only available to individuals. Fellowships are not available for the creation of residencies, curriculum development, or any type of educational program, nor are they available to support the development of websites or blogs.

The foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors.

Grant amounts vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

See the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website for an FAQ, complete program guidelines, and application instructions.

Link to Complete RFP: http://www.gf.org/about-the-foundation/the-fellowship/

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