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The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields. The Foundation targets its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Approximately ten fellowships will be awarded in April 2014 for 2014-2015 in the fields of
Stipends of $30,000 will be awarded to support individuals working on projects for the academic year 2014-2015. Howard Fellowships are intended primarily to provide artists and scholars with time to complete their work. They are not intended for publication subsidies, for equipment purchase, for preparation of exhibits, for support of concerts and other performances, or to support institutional programs. Note that music and playwriting (excluding TV and film scripts) are this year's entries in the creative arts, while proposals for historical and critical studies in history, musicology, and theatre studies are also welcomed. There are no residency requirements for individuals during the time in which they receive awards. We are aware that leave patterns and individual career plans do not necessarily correspond to the Howard Foundation cycle of awards for individuals, and fellowship recipients in a given year may accordingly postpone receipt of their fellowship funds, if that is more convenient for them. The deadline for submission of applications was November 1, 2013. Fellowship recipients will be announced in April 2014.
Sequence of Awards
The Howard Foundation offers fellowships in a five-year rotation of fields, as described below for the next five years. Please note that the fellowships are awarded in the spring of the award year, and the deadline for application is the fall of the preceding year. Successful candidates will be 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. While the Foundation plans to follow this sequence of fields, additional changes may from time to time need to be made as warranted by the limited resources of the Foundation.
|Award Year||Creative Arts||Historical and Critical Studies|
|2015-2016||Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry||Philosophy|
|2016-2017||Creative Non-Fiction, Literary Translation into English||Film Studies, Literary Studies|
|2018-2019||Painting, Sculpture||History of Art and Architecture||2019-2020||Music, Playwriting||History, Musicology, Theatre Studies|
Please note that application deadline will in each case occur during November of the year preceding the award year. The specific date will be announced in May of that year.
In order to be eligible to apply for a Howard Fellowship, candidates should be able to answer "yes" to each of the following questions. If "no" is the correct answer to any of them, they are asked to explain on the application form what special circumstances might make them eligible anyway, given the requirements for a Howard Fellowship.
Can your current professional status appropriately be viewed as “early mid-career” as understood by the Howard Foundation? Appropriate candidates for a Howard Fellowship should have completed their formal studies within the past five to fifteen years and should also have successfully completed at least one major project beyond degree requirements that would be sufficient for the awarding of tenure at a research institution or for achieving comparable peer recognition, e.g., through publication or exhibition. Candidates who are already nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their fields as reflected by their promotion to full professor or by comparable recognition in their fields of endeavor are not normally eligible for a Howard Fellowship.
Would a Howard Fellowship provide you with time off from other responsibilities to work on your proposed project? Our support is particularly intended to augment paid sabbatical leaves. In the case of independent artists or scholars, or those without paid leaves, we would expect that a Howard Fellowship would enable them to devote a substantial block of time to the proposed project.
Are you, regardless of your citizenship, currently living and working in the United States?
Does your proposed project fall within one of the fields established for this year's round of applications? Given the limits of our resources, we must adhere strictly to the fields announced each year for project proposals.
The Application Process
The November 1 deadline for the 2013 competition for fellowships in 2014-2015 in History, Music, Musicology, Playwriting, and Theatre Studies has passed, and applications are currently being evaluated. Recipients of the 2014-2015 fellows will be announced in April of 2014. Application materials for the 2014 competition for fellowships for 2015-2016 in the fields of Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry) and Philosophywill be available in May 2014.
Howard Fellows for 2013-2014
The Howard Foundation is pleased to announce its fellowship recipients for 2013-14.
Previous Fellowship Recipients
Previous recipients of Howard Fellowships can be viewed here.
The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation was established in 1952 by Nicea Howard in memory of her grandparents. Miss Howard had a special interest in furthering the personal development of promising individuals at the crucial middle stages of their careers in the liberal and creative arts.
Howard Foundation Lecture
The Howard Foundation Lecture is an occasional series for which the Foundation invites a former Fellow to the Brown University campus for a public presentation in his or her area of expertise.
The first Howard Foundation lecture was delivered on October 8, 2009 by Robert A. Gross, The James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor of Early American History at the University of Connecticut on "Helen Thoreau's Anti-Slavery Scrapbook: Abolitionism and Transcendentalism in Concord, Massachusetts." Professor Gross received a Howard Fellowship in 1988-89. A revised version of the lecture has since been published in the January 2012 issue of the Yale Review (Vol. 100, pp. 103-120).
The second Howard event was a public reading, co-sponsored by the Program in Literary Arts, by Shelley Jackson, who received a Howard Fellowship in 1998-99. Ms. Jackson read a new story "Monocerous" to a large and enthusiastic audience on December 7, 2010.
The Howard Foundation Lecture for 2011-2012 was delivered on March 1, 2012 by Leonard Barkan, Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University on the topic: "What Kind of a Subject is Food?: Antiquity, Renaissance, and the Lives of a Symbolic Form." Professor Barkan was a Howard Fellow in 1987-88.
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