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The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation is an independent agency reporting to the office of the Provost of Brown University. The Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Eight fellowships of $35,000 will be awarded in April 2020 for 2020-2021 in the fields of:

Fiction, Poetry, and Playwriting
Theatre Studies 

Applications can be submitted starting 7/1/19

Howard Fellowships are intended primarily to provide artists, scholars, and writers with time to complete their work. They are not intended for publication subsidies, for equipment purchase, for preparation of exhibits, or to support institutional programs. Deadline for submission of applications is November 1, 2019. Fellowship recipients will be announced in April, 2020.

Fellowships are offered in a five-year sequence of fields. Recipients are given the option of postponing receipt of their fellowship, so as to make the Howard competition accessible to those whose personal plans do not line up exactly with the year in which awards are offered in their fields. For further information on the Howard Foundation, please visit the Foundation's website where you will also find a section for Frequently Asked Questions.

Application Process

An application is initiated by creating an account to the right of this page. Applicants are asked to supply basic information about themselves and the proposed project and then to upload a project description (three double-spaced pages, ca. 800-900 words), a two-page curriculum vitae, and a  a writing sample of no more than 20 pages, along with the names and email addresses of two individuals willing to supply letters of recommendation for the applicant. Potential applicants, prior to initiating an application, should visit the Eligibility link on the Foundation website to see if they meet the requirements for a Howard Fellowship. The deadline for this submission of applications is November 1, 2019.

George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation
Box 1857, Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Phone 401-863-2429
Fax 401-863-6280

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