John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

This Deadline Expired: Thursday, September 17, 2020

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation is inviting applications for its annual fellowship program.

Established in 1925 by former U.S. senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife in memory of their son, John Simon, who died in 1922 at the age of 17, the foundation has sought from its inception to “add to the educational, literary, artistic, and scientific power of this country, and also to provide for the cause of better international understanding.”

To that end, the foundation awards approximately 175 fellowships annually to professionals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or creativity in the arts. Fellowships are awarded for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months, with the goal of providing recipients with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible. The fellowship is open to writers, scholars, or scientists with a significant record of publication, as well as artists, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, composers, and others with a significant record of exhibition or performance of their work.

Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada at the time of application. Members of the teaching profession receiving sabbatical leave on full or partial salary are eligible for appointment, as are those holding other fellowships and appointments at research centers.

For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous fellows, see the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website.

Link to complete RFP

Francis Beaty
Francis Beaty
Thomas Murray
Thomas Murray
Clare Finin is an artist, researcher, and non-profit hustler currently based in Philadelphia, PA.
Clare Finin
Clare Finin

Clare Finin is an artist, researcher, and non-profit hustler currently based in Philadelphia, PA. …

Clare Finin is an artist, researcher, and non-profit hustler currently based in Philadelphia, PA. …

Clare Finin is an artist, researcher, and non-profit hustler currently based in Philadelphia, PA. …

Kevin Hetzel
Kevin Hetzel
In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic landscape,” a term that aptly described the photographer’s “concern for the land more as feeling than about the land as place.” I recognized in this characterization a kindred sensibility that continues to inform my work. I find myself drawn to both the apposition and opposition of natural and human-made elements in landscape photography, and seek to convey the emotional to and fro between timelessness and evanescence.
Geoffrey Ansel Agrons
Geoffrey Ansel Agrons

In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic…

In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic landscape,” a term that aptly described the photographer’s “concern for…

In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic landscape,” a term that aptly described the photographer’s “concern for the land more as feeling…

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