2015-2016 Howard Fellowships in Creative Writing and Philosophy at Brown University, USA

Applications are invited for Howard Fellowship to undertake independent research project in the fields of Creative Writing (Fiction), Creative Writing (Poetry) and Philosophy. These Fellowships are intended primarily to provide artists, scholars, and writers with time to complete their work. Approximately ten fellowships of $33,000 will be awarded in April 2015 for 2015-2016 academic year. The application deadline is November 1, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the fields of Creative Writing (Fiction), Creative Writing (Poetry) and Philosophy.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to undertake independent research project.
Scholarship Provider: Howard Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at:
 USA

Eligibility:
-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.
-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.
-Applicants must regardless of citizenship, currently live and work in the United States
-Project fall within one of the fields established for this year’s round of applications

Scholarship Open for International Students: US citizens can apply for these Howard Fellowships.

Scholarship Description: Brown_UniversityThe Howard 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. Approximately ten fellowships of $33,000 will be awarded in April 2015 for 2015-2016 in the fields of Creative Writing (Fiction), Creative Writing (Poetry), and Philosophy 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. The deadline for submission of applications is November 1, 2014. Fellowship recipients will be announced in April 2015.

Number of award(s): Approximately ten fellowships will be awarded.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are offered in a five-year sequence of fields. Successful candidates 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.

What does it cover? The value of Howard Fellowships fellowship is up to Rs.$33,000.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Fellowship recipients will be announced in April 2015.

How to Apply: Two pocket folders each containing complete sets of the application materials should be mailed to the Howard Foundation. Complete applications must also include a two-page curriculum vitae. You should also provide a URL for a web site where a writing sample drawn from your past work is available. You may of course also use this web site to provide a more comprehensive CV. You will need to request three letters of recommendation from colleagues in your field. It is suggested that you request letters from three persons who know your work (i.e., mentor, editor, fellow author, reviewer) and can appropriately evaluate and discuss your proposed project. They prefer that recommenders send their recommendations as email attachments to Howard_Foundation-at-brown.edu, but hard copy letters are also acceptable for those who prefer to send them, and our regular mail address is included in the guidelines. The application form can be completed on-line and printed out, with a copy placed in each of the application packets.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 1, 2014.

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