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

Hazziza Abdullah
Hazziza Abdullah
Jennifer Adele Zwilling is an independent curator and educator actively exploring both the contemporary and historical creative life of Philadelphia.
Jennifer Zwilling
Jennifer Zwilling

Jennifer Adele Zwilling is an independent curator and educator actively exploring both the contemporary and historical creative…

Jennifer Adele Zwilling is an independent curator and educator actively exploring both the contemporary and historical creative life of Philadelphia.…

Jennifer Adele Zwilling is an independent curator and educator actively exploring both the contemporary and historical creative life of Philadelphia.…

Polly Bech
Polly Bech
David Scott Slovic, 77, of Philadelphia, a prominent architect who designed a number of buildings around the city, died July 23, 2018.
David Slovic
David Slovic

David Scott Slovic, 77, of Philadelphia, a prominent architect who designed a number of buildings around the city, died July…

David Scott Slovic, 77, of Philadelphia, a prominent architect who designed a number of buildings around the city, died July 23, 2018.…

David Scott Slovic, 77, of Philadelphia, a prominent architect who designed a number of buildings around the city, died July 23, 2018.…

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill. Moving to Philadelphia, she earned her BFA with honors from the University of The Arts, and MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art. Currently, she is working in her studio at the Crane Old School in Philadelphia.
In her work she is pulling from her reservoir of life experiences, memories, intuitive processes, and curiosity to construct a “place”, an environment – a landscape. Within it, she aims to present an idea composed of multiple layers, which focuses not only on the physical “being” of land, but also on land as a source of emotional and psychological mood.
Dganit Zauberman
Dganit Zauberman

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating…

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill.…

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill. Moving to Philadelphia,…

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