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United States and Canada Competition

Fellowships to USA and Canada Scholars, Writers, Artists,
and Scientists to Advance Work in their Respective Fields

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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/17/21

Description:

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Fellowships to USA and Canada individual scholars, writers, artists, and scientists in advanced stages of their career to support work in various fields. Funding is intended for professionals with a significant record of publication, exhibition, or performance who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Applications that attempt to span too many disparate disciplines, or that include too many objectives, are less competitive than those that propose a balanced, focused goal.

Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150420

Number of Grants:

Approximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

Term of Contract:

Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Limitations:
- Persons who have already received a Guggenheim Fellowship are not eligible to apply for another.
- Guggenheim 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.
- Awards are intended for individuals only; they are not available to organizations, institutions, or groups.
- Guggenheim Fellowships are not open to students (undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate).
- Awards are not available to support the writing of literature for children or young readers, or support any other type of work (e.g., films, plays, etc.) intended for young audiences.
- Anthology, oral history, e-book, or textbook projects are not supported by the awards.
- Published writing not regarded as appropriate for our competition includes self-published works, publications for which the author has paid, and publications by publishers who do not engage in a process of critical review of submitted work. In addition, genre work (e.g., mysteries, romance, fantasy, etc.) is not within the scope.
- For all writers, if you have mainly published in periodicals, or on websites, it might be premature to apply here at this stage of your career, given the rigorous nature of the competition.

Advanced professionals may apply. The Foundation understands advanced professionals to be those who as writers, scholars, or scientists have a significant record of publication, or as artists, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, composers, or the like, have a significant record of exhibition or performance of their work.

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- August 18, 2021: 2022 United States & Canada Competition application and information available online.
- September 17, 2021: Deadline to submit applications for the 2022 competition.
- Late September – November 2021:: References contacted for recommendations.
- November 19, 2021: Work example submission deadline.
- Mid-December 2021: If you have not received an email acknowledgment of the receipt of your submitted work, please contact the Foundation.
- April 2022: Notification of competition results sent to all applicants via email.

During the rigorous selection process, applicants will first be pooled with others working in the same field, and examined by experts in that field: the work of artists will be reviewed by artists, that of scientists by scientists, that of historians by historians, and so on. The Foundation has a network of several hundred advisers, who either meet at the Foundation offices to look at applicants’ work, or receive application materials to read offsite. These advisers, all of whom are themselves former Guggenheim Fellows, then submit reports critiquing and ranking the applications in their respective fields. Their recommendations are then forwarded to and weighed by a Committee of Selection, which then determines the number of awards to be made in each area. Occasionally, no application in a given area is considered strong enough to merit a Fellowship.

The Committee of Selection then forwards its recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final approval. The successful candidates in the United States and Canada competition are announced in early April.

How to Apply:
https://www.gf.org/applicants/apply/

About the Fellowship:
http://www.gf.org/about/fellowship/

FAQs:
https://www.gf.org/about/faq/

Application Resources:
https://www.gf.org/applicants/resources/

Application Information:
https://www.gf.org/applicants/apply/

Submission Materials:
https://www.gf.org/applicants/submission-materials/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Contact Form:
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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
90 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212.687.4470
Fax: 212.697.3248

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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