John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 2025

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Update, Feb 8, 2024

  • EOI no longer required


John Simon Guggenheim Foundation


Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean. Candidates must apply to the Guggenheim Foundation in order to be considered in either of these competitions.

The nomination process for the 2025 fellowships begins in mid-August. More information about the timeline of the competition can be found on the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website.


  • 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.
  • The awards are intended for individuals only; they are not available to organizations, institutions, or groups.
  • Guggenheim Fellowships are not open to students (undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate).
  • Awards are not available to support the writing of literature for children or young readers, or support any other type of work (e.g., films, plays, etc.) intended for young audiences.
  • Anthology, oral history, e-book, or textbook projects are not supported by our awards.
  • Published writing not regarded as appropriate for the 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.
  • The competition is only open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application.


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.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Please submit the nomination directly to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination to

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online to the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation website, the application portal will open in August 2024. Please also submit a completed application to by the external deadline

For More Information

For more information please contact or visit the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship website.

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