Guggenheim Fellowships

Tenney Park / Madison, Wisconsin

Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. They are grants made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. The purpose of the program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible. Therefore, grants are made freely with no special conditions attach to them. The amounts of the grants vary and approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded each year. 

Nomination Process: A complete application will consist of the following:

  1. A completed online application form, including names and contact details for four referees
  2. Supporting documents:
    • Career Narrative describing the applicant’s accomplishments (3-4 pages)
    • List of Work, which should reflect publications if the applicant is a scientist or scholar
    • Statement of Plans outlining the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period (3 pages max.)

     3. Samples of the Applicant’s Work might be requested from individuals in the arts.

Submission Process: The application is completed and submitted electronically.  You must complete an online form to request a login account so that you can access the online Fellowship Application. 

Key Dates:
September 16, 2019: The application deadline
November 13, 2019:  Work example submission deadline
April 2020:  Notification of competition results 

Contact: Applicants are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding the program and application process

Further information can be found at

photo credit: John Westrock The Reckoning via photopin (license)

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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