ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

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United States Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife established the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1925 as a memorial to a son who died April 26, 1922. 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. The Foundation receives between 3,500 and 4,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded each year.

THE FELLOWSHIP

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About the Fellowship

Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

 

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History of the Fellowship

Established in 1925 by former United States Senator and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, in memory of seventeen-year-old John Simon Guggenheim, the elder of their two sons, who died April 26, 1922.

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RESOURCES

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Annual Report

In our annual report, we publish the Treasurer’s Report and a list of the current year’s donors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Search for answers to some of the frequently asked questions about Guggenheim Fellowships.

 

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Contact Us

Submit questions about the Foundation, its competition, or ways to support the Foundation’s mission. Fellows are also encouraged to keep us abreast of their upcoming events, publications, honors, and awards.

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