Guggenheim Fellowships - 2023

John Simon Guggenheim Foundation

The 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, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.

JS Guggenheim Foundation

Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work. The amounts of the grants vary and approximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year. 

Further information can be found at


The competition is open only to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada.

Nomination Process

This pre-call framework is based on previous Guggenheim Fellowship competitions, and is therefore subject to change as new information is provided by the Foundation.

Most applications are from individual applicants, however, joint applications are accepted. Joint applicants usually conceive of a project together and work equally on a project. If they are awarded the Fellowship, both are named Fellows and share one award.

A complete application will consist of the following:

  • A completed online application form (available in August 2021), including:
    • Personal information;
    • Names and contact information of 4 referees who are familiar with the applicant's work and career;
    • List of professional memberships;
    • Education;
    • Supporting documents in PDF format:
      • 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, exhibitions if an artist, performances if a performer, etc.
      • Statement of Plans outlining the project to be undertaken during the fellowship period, written in the first person (3 pages max.)
  • Samples of the Applicant's Work might be requested from individuals in the arts
  • Letters from expert referees are submitted directly to the foundation.

Application Guide - available in August, 2022


The application is completed and submitted electronically.

Access to the online form will be available at


The anticipated application deadline is September 16, 2022.

The submission of requested work samples are due December, 2022.


Julaine Hall
Research Development Consultant, Awards & Distinctions
Telephone: 519-661-2111 (ext. 87970)