NEA Literature (Poetry) Fellowships, FY2017

 

The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may begin any time between January 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018, and extend for up to two years. You may submit only one application per year. You may not apply for a Literature Fellowship (in poetry or prose) and a Translation Fellowship in the same year. Grant Program Description The National Endowment for the Arts’ Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the only criteria for review are artistic excellence and artistic merit. To review the applications, we assemble a different advisory panel every year, each diverse with regard to geography, race and ethnicity, and artistic points of view. The Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2017, which is covered by these guidelines, fellowships in poetry are available. Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) will be offered in FY 2018 and guidelines will be available in the winter of 2017. You may apply only once each year. Competition for fellowships is extremely rigorous. We typically receive more than 1,200 applications each year in this category and award fellowships to fewer than 5% of applicants. You should consider carefully whether your work will be competitive at the national level.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
2016NEA03LFCW
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
Office: National Endowment for the Arts
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Grant
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may begin any time between January 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018, and extend for up to two years. You may submit only one application per year. You may not apply for a Literature Fellowship (in poetry or prose) and a Translation Fellowship in the same year. Applicant Eligibility Creative writers who meet the publication requirements are eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
The Grants.gov system must receive your validated and accepted application no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on March 9, 2016.
Deadlines
03/09/2016
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
NEA Web Manager
Website Address
https://www.arts.gov/grants/apply-grant/grants-individuals
E-mail Address
webmgr@arts.gov
Financial Information
Obligations
$0.00
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $25,000.00 to $25,000.00

 


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