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Howard Fellowships

Fellowships to USA Mid-Career Artists, Writers, and
Scholars for Works in the Arts, Historic, and Critical Studies

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George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation

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Fellowships providing $33,000 to USA mid-career artists, writers, and scholars to carry out independent projects in targeted fields in the creative arts and historic and critical studies. Fellowships provide individuals with the time to complete their work.

Fellowships are offered in a five-year sequence of fields. Successful candidates are given the option of postponing receipt of their fellowship, so as to make the Howard competition accessible to those whose personal plans do not line up exactly with the year in which awards are offered in their fields.

The Howard Foundation offers fellowships in a five-year rotation of fields, as described below for the next five years. While the Foundation plans to follow this sequence of fields, additional changes may from time to time need to be made as warranted by the limited resources of the Foundation.

Creative Arts:
-2018-2019: Sculpture
-2019-2020: Painting
-2020-2021: Fiction, Poetry, and Playwriting
-2021-2022: Creative Non-Fiction
-2022-2023: Photography

Historical and Critical Studies:
-2018-2019: History of Art and Architecture
-2019-2020: Literary Studies
-2020-2021: Theatre Studies
-2021-2022: History
-2022-2023: Film Studies

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162919

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount of the fellowship is currently $33,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible to apply for a Howard Fellowship, candidates should be able to answer "yes" to each of the following questions. If "no" is the correct answer to any of them, they are asked to explain on the application form what special circumstances might make them eligible anyway, given the requirements for a Howard Fellowship.

Can your current professional status appropriately be viewed as “early mid-career” as understood by the Howard Foundation?
-Appropriate candidates for a Howard Fellowship should have completed their formal studies within the past five to fifteen years and should also have successfully completed at least one major project beyond degree requirements that would be sufficient for the awarding of tenure at a research institution or for achieving comparable peer recognition, e.g., through publication or exhibition. Candidates who are already nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their fields as reflected by their promotion to full professor or by comparable recognition in their fields of endeavor are not normally eligible for a Howard Fellowship.

Would a Howard Fellowship provide you with time off from other responsibilities to work on your proposed project?
-Fellowship support is particularly intended to augment paid sabbatical leaves. In the case of independent artists or scholars, or those without paid leaves, the Foundation would expect that a Howard Fellowship would enable them to devote a substantial block of time to the proposed project.

Are you, regardless of your citizenship, currently living and working in the United States?

Does your proposed project fall within one of the fields established for this year's round of applications?
-Given the limits of resources, the Foundation must adhere strictly to the fields announced each year for project proposals.

Please note: Fellowships are not intended for publication subsidies, for equipment purchase, for preparation of exhibits, or to support institutional programs.

Pre-Application Information:

-The upcoming competition in Sculpture and the History of Art and Architecture will begin in July 1, 2017.
-The deadline is November 1.
-Recommenders must submit their letters by November 15.
-The fellowships are awarded in April.


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

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George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation
Brown University
Box 1945
346 Brook Street, 20 Manning Walk
Marston Hall, Room B-9
Providence, RI 02912

P: 401-863-2640
F: 401-863-6280

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