The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts.  The purpose is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible.  Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

Guggenheim Fellowships grants are for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months.

They are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.


The application must be for a single project.  An applicant proposing a co-authored or co-created project must submit a joint application along with the other person; that is, each person must submit a separate application, indicating on each application that you are applying jointly.

All citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada are eligible to apply.

Members of the teaching profession receiving sabbatical leave on full or part salary are eligible for appointment, as are those holding other fellowships and appointments at research centers.

Funding Available

The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project. Working with a fixed annual budget, the Foundation strives to allocate its funds as equitably as possible, taking into consideration the Fellows’ other resources and the purpose and scope of their plans.

Of note, financial considerations do not play a part the evaluation process, and applicants should not include a budget in the statement of plans.  If selected, applicants are then asked to submit budget information for their project.

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Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
Submission to Sponsor September 16, 2019

Internal Process and Contacts

Please contact CORIS Prizes and Awards Administrator Charlene Kennett to notify of your interest to submit an application.

For assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator. For general questions and support, please contact CORIS Prizes and Awards Administrator, Charlene Kennett.