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2023 United States and Canada Competition

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #150420

Grant Description

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Fellowships to USA and Canada mid-career scholars, writers, artists, and scientists to support projects 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.

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 purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible. As such, grants are made freely, without any special conditions attached to them; Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation prides itself on supporting individuals, not institutions or organizations.

The competition is open only to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application.

If you are not a native-born citizen of the U.S. or Canada, you must provide your permanent residency or naturalization information in the “Citizenship Note” field.

Members of the teaching profession receiving sabbatical leave on full or part salary are eligible for appointment, as are those holding other fellowships and appointments at research centers.

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.

Group projects will not be considered.

Second Fellowships are not granted.

Pre-Application Information:

- August 18th: Competition application portal opens
- September 16th: Deadline to submit applications
- Mid-November: References contacted for recommendations
- Mid-December: Work example submission deadline
- Mid-April: Notification of competition results sent to all applicants via email

All applicants will be notified of the results as soon as possible after the Trustees confirm the new Fellowship appointments. Typically, this occurs in mid-April.

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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.

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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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