How to Apply

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation - The Online Application

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation decided to suspend its Latin American and Caribbean competition for the year 2014 while we examine the workings and efficacy of the program.  The U.S. and Canadian competition is unaffected by this suspension.

Thank you for your interest in the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Competition. The September 19 submission deadline for the 2014 United States and Canada competition has passed, and new applications can no longer be created.

Further details regarding the application process can be found in Application Resources and Submission Materials.

Important Notes

Persons who have already received a Guggenheim Fellowship are not eligible to apply for another.

Guggenheim Fellowships are not available for the creation of residencies, curriculum development, or any type of educational program, nor are they available to support the development of websites or blogs.

Our awards are intended for individuals only; they are not available to organizations, institutions, or groups.

We regret that our awards are not available to support the writing of literature for children or young readers.

Anthology or textbook projects are not supported by our awards.

Published writing not regarded as appropriate for our competition includes self-published works, publications for which the author has paid, and publications by publishers who do not engage in a process of critical review of submitted work. In addition, genre work (e.g., mysteries, romance, fantasy, etc.) is considered not competitive.

For all writers, if you have mainly published in periodicals, or on websites, it might be premature for you to apply here at this stage of your career, given the rigorous nature of our competition.


Left to right: Daniel Sunjata, Aunjanue Ellis, Ray Ford and Duane Boutte, from Brother to Brother. Rodney Evans, 2008, Fellow, Film.  Photograph by Constanza Mirre.

Submitted by Marisol de la Cadena, 2008, Fellow, Anthropology & Cultural Studies, appointed to study indigenous politics, the Andean way.