Guggenheim Fellowships are American grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts." Each year, the foundation makes multiple awards in each of two separate competitions:
- one open to citizens and permanent residents of Canada or the United States
- the other to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America or the Caribbean.
The performing arts are excluded, although composers, film directors, and choreographers are eligible. The fellowships are not open to students, only to "advanced professionals in mid-career" such as published authors. The fellows may spend the money as they see fit, as the purpose is to give fellows "blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible", but they should also be "substantially free of their regular duties". Applicants are required to submit references as well as a CV and portfolio.
The Foundation receives between 3,500 and 4,000 applications each year. Approximately 220 Fellowships are awarded each year. The amounts of grants vary and will be adjusted to the needs of Fellows, considering their other resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. The average amount of Fellowship grants in the 2008 United States and Canada competition was approximately $43,200. 
Lists of Guggenheim Fellows[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "The Fellowship - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". www.gf.org. http://www.gf.org/about-the-foundation/the-fellowship/. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
- "Frequently Asked Questions - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". www.gf.org. http://www.gf.org/about-the-foundation/frequently-asked-questions/. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
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