Congratulations to the 2023 Guggenheim Fellows

This year, there are
171 Fellows in 48 Fields

Fellow 1951
Title: Docks on Sunday
Artist: Joseph De Martini (American, 1896–1984)
Date: ca. 1941
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Gift of New York City W. P. A., 1943

Our Mission

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation offers fellowships to exceptional individuals in pursuit of scholarship in any field of knowledge and creation in any art form, under the freest possible conditions.


Each year, the Guggenheim Foundation awards approximately 175 fellowships to individuals making their mark in the social sciences, the natural sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts. Some notable early Fellows include Rachel Carson, James Baldwin, Martha Graham, and Linus Pauling.

John Simon Guggenheim


In 1925, Senator John Simon Guggenheim and his wife, Olga, established the John Simon Memorial Foundation in honor of their late son. In his first letter of gift, the senator wrote that the organization’s aim was to “add to the educational, literary, artistic, and scientific power of this country."

How to Apply

The Foundation welcomes applications from mid-career individuals with a significant professional record and a promising future in their chosen field. The competition portal opens to applicants in mid-August and closes
in mid-September every year.

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