Guggenheim Fellowship

Guggenheim Fellowships are grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts". The roll of Fellows includes numerous Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer, and other prize winners.

Each year, the foundation issues awards in each of two separate competitions:

  • one open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada.
  • the other to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The performing arts are excluded, although composers, film directors, and choreographers are eligible. The fellowships are not open to students, only to "advanced professionals in mid-career" such as published authors. The fellows may spend the money as they see fit, as the purpose is to give fellows "blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible", but they should also be "substantially free of their regular duties". Applicants are required to submit references as well as a CV and portfolio.

The Foundation receives between 3,500 and 4,000 applications every year. Approximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year.[1] The size of grant varies and will be adjusted to the needs of Fellows, considering their other resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. The average grant in the 2008 Canada and United States competition was approximately US$43,200.[2]

Lists of Guggenheim Fellows

1920s 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930s 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940s 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950s 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960s 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970s 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980s 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990s 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000s 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010s 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

See also


  1. ^ "The Fellowship". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 2009-08-11.

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Amanda Petrusich

Amanda Petrusich is an American music journalist and the author of three books: Pink Moon (2007), It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music (2008), and Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records (2014). In 2016, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Bradfield Hall

Bradfield Hall is an academic building located on the central campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. It is located on Tower Road at the eastern edge of the Agricultural Quadrangle.

At 166 feet and 11 stories tall, Bradfield Hall is the tallest building on the Cornell campus and in Tompkins County. Designed in the brutalist style by Ulrich Franzen, the building was completed in 1969. Bradfield currently houses Cornell's departments of Crop and Soil Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Plant Breeding and Genetics. As most of the laboratories in the building are climate controlled, none of the rooms in the first ten stories in Bradfield have windows (the hallways have windows at each end). The eleventh floor contains the Northeast Regional Climate Center, one of the six National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regional climate centers. Also located in the building are a computer lab and a library. Bradfield Hall was named after Professor Richard Bradfield, a noted crop and soil scientist and Guggenheim Fellowship winner.Despite being widely despised by those who work inside its windowless oppressive interior, Bradfield Hall has been named one of the "World's 10 most spectacular university buildings" by the building data site Emporis.

Donald Pizer

Donald Pizer is an American academic and literary critic. He is the Pierce Butler Professor of English Emeritus at Tulane University, and the author of several books on naturalism. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962.For University of Georgia professor James Nagel, Pizer "has made enormous contributions to the study of naturalism in the period from 1890 through World War II, with a score or more of books on Jack London, Hamlin Garland, Theodore Dreiser, Frank Norris, John Dos Passos, the 1890s, and twentieth-century fiction."

Edward Rothstein

Edward Benjamin Rothstein (born October 16, 1952) is an American music critic.

Rothstein holds a B.A. from Yale University (1973), an M.A. in English literature from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago (1994). In addition, Rothstein did graduate work in mathematics at Brandeis University. He was at the New York Times for a long time, but he took a buyout from the newspaper and joined the Wall Street Journal.

Rothstein was the cultural critic-at-large for The New York Times, particularly examining the reach and depth of museums, large and small, one by one. He has worked as a music critic for The New Republic and as the chief music critic for the Times.

Rothstein is a two-time winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for music criticism, and was given a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1991.

Emmett Reid Dunn

Emmett Reid Dunn (November 21, 1894 in Alexandria, Virginia – February 13, 1956) was an American herpetologist noted for his work in Panama and for studies of salamanders in the Eastern United States. He attended Haverford College as an undergraduate and received his PhD from Harvard University. After receiving his PhD, he taught at Smith College. He left Smith to study on a Guggenheim Fellowship, following which he became a professor of biology at Haverford College. He was also curator of reptiles and amphibians at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. He served as editor of Copeia from 1924 to 1929.

George C. Herring

George C. Herring is an American historian (born January 1, 1936 (age 82 years), Blacksburg, VA). He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (1965).

Nominations of awards include: National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography.

He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada.

Hamilton O. Smith

Hamilton Othanel Smith (born August 23, 1931) is an American microbiologist and Nobel laureate.Smith was born on August 23, 1931, and graduated from University Laboratory High School of Urbana, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but in 1950 transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his B.A. in Mathematics in 1952 [1]. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1956. In 1975, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship he spent at the University of Zurich.

In 1970, Smith and Kent W. Wilcox discovered the first type II restriction enzyme, that is now called as HindII. Smith went on to discover DNA methylases that constitute the other half of the bacterial host restriction and modification systems, as hypothesized by Werner Arber of Switzerland.He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978 for discovering type II restriction enzymes with Werner Arber and Daniel Nathans as co-recipients.

He later became a leading figure in the nascent field of genomics, when in 1995 he and a team at The Institute for Genomic Research sequenced the first bacterial genome, that of Haemophilus influenzae. H. influenza was the same organism in which Smith had discovered restriction enzymes in the late 1960s. He subsequently played a key role in the sequencing of many of the early genomes at The Institute for Genomic Research, and in the assembly of the human genome at Celera Genomics, which he joined when it was founded in 1998.

More recently, he has directed a team at the J. Craig Venter Institute that works towards creating a partially synthetic bacterium, Mycoplasma laboratorium. In 2003 the same group synthetically assembled the genome of a virus, Phi X 174 bacteriophage. Currently, Smith is scientific director of privately held Synthetic Genomics, which was founded in 2005 by Craig Venter to continue this work. Currently, Synthetic Genomics is working to produce biofuels on an industrial-scale using recombinant algae and other microorganisms.

Jeffery Francis Beardsall

Jeffery Francis Beardsall (1940 in Hereford, England) is an artist (painter). He was recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1975.

John T. Lis

John T. Lis (born in Willimantic, Connecticut) is the Barbara McClintock Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics at the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Dr. Lis was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000 for his research on protein templating in the propagation of gene activity.

Larry Jordan

This article is about the American filmmaker. For the American publisher and writer, see Larry N. Jordan.

Lawrence Jordan (born 1934 ) is an American independent filmmaker who is most widely known for his animated collage films. In 1970 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to make Sacred Art of Tibet.

List of Mexican writers

This is a list of Mexican writers.

Carmen Alardín Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Elizabeth Algrávez, poet

Claudia Amengual Sor Juana Inez Prize;

José Agustín Guggenheim Fellowship;

Araceli Ardón Rosario Castellanos Prize;

Homero Aridjis Neustadt Prize Candidate; Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship;Roger Caillois Prize; Grinzane Cavour Prize; Smederevo Golden Key;

Juan José Arreola Juan Rulfo Prize; National Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Alfonso Reyes Prize

Francisco Azuela Order of the Liberator of Central-America

Mariano Azuela National Prize;

Mario Bellatin Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship

Celso Aguirre Bernal

Federico Campbell Guggenheim Fellowship;

Andrés Henestrosa Alfonso Reyes Prize;

Jaime Torres Bodet National Prize;

Carmen Boullosa Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship

Coral Bracho Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship;

Carlos Pellicer Cámara National Prize

Marco Antonio Campos Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Julieta Campos Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Rosario Castellanos Xavier Villaurrutia Award

Ana Clavel Juan Rulfo Prize; Elena Poniatowska Ibero-American Novel Prize

Ali Chumacero National Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Alfonso Reyes Prize;

Amparo Dávila Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Guillermo Schmidhuber de la Mora Dramaturgo y crítico, author de cuarenta obra de teatro y cien libros

Ernesto de la Peña Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Fernando del Paso Romulo Gallegos Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship;

Yolanda Vargas Dulché creator of Memín Pinguín and various telenovelas

Salvador Elizondo Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship;

Malva Flores Aguascalientes Prize;

Carlos Fuentes Cervantes Prize; Prince of Asturias Award; Romulo Gallegos Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Alfonso Reyes Prize; Neustadt Prize Candidate; Menendez y Pelayo Prize

Sergio Galindo Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Jesús Gardea Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Ángel María Garibay National Prize;

Elena Garro Sor Juana Inez Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Cristina Rivera Garza Sor Juana Inez Prize;

Margo Glantz National Prize; Sor Juana Inez Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship;

Martín Luis Guzmán National Prize;

Deborah Holtz, journalist

David Huerta Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Vicente Leñero National Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship

Luis Felipe Lomeli San Luis Potosi Prize;

Rossy Evelin Lima Gabriela Mistral Award;

Eduardo Lizalde Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship

Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes National Prize;

José Luis Martínez Alfonso Reyes Prize; Menendez y Pelayo Prize;

Ángeles Mastretta Romulo Gallegos Prize;

Eugenio Méndez Docurro

Meneses Monroy

Silvia Molina Sor Juana Inez Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award

Carlos Monsiváis Juan Rulfo Prize; National Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award

Carlos Montemayor Xavier Villaurrutia Award

Marco Antonio Montes de Oca Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship;

Myriam Moscona Guggenheim Fellowship; Xavier Villaurrutia Award

Angelina Muñiz-Huberman Sor Juana Inez Prize;

Rubén Bonifaz Nuño Alfonso Reyes Prize; Guggenheim Fellowship;

José Emilio Pacheco Octavio Paz Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Garcia Lorca Prize; Alfonso Reyes Prize;

Ignacio Padilla Guggenheim Fellowship;

Vicente Riva Palacio

Octavio Paz Nobel Prize; Cervantes Prize; Neustadt Prize; National Prize; Alfonso Reyes Prize; Jerusalem Prize; Menendez y Pelayo Prize; Doctor Honoris Causa (Harvard); Xavier Villaurrutia Award

Sergio Pitol Cervantes Prize; National Prize; Herralde Prize; Juan Rulfo Prize; Guggenheim Fellowship; Xavier Villaurrutia Award

Juan García Ponce Juan Rulfo Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship

Elena Poniatowska National Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Romulo Gallegos Prize; Guggenheim Fellowship;

José Manuel Prieto Guggenheim Fellowship;

María Luisa Puga Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Félix Ramos y Duarte (1848–1924), Cuban-born educator, textbook writer, lexicographer, compiled the first dictionary of Mexican Spanish

José Revueltas Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Alfonso Reyes National Prize;

Emilio García Riera Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Max Rojas Carlos Pellicer Iberoamerican Prize in Poetry

Enrique González Rojo Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Alejandro Rossi Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship;

Juan Rulfo National Prize; Prince of Asturias Award; Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Jaime Sabines National Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Daniel Sada Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Gustavo Sainz Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Alberto Ruy Sánchez Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship;

Ernesto Mejía Sánchez Alfonso Reyes Prize;

Ernesto Mejía Sánchez Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez National Prize 2002

Tomás Segovia Juan Rulfo Prize; Octavio Paz Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Esther Seligson Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Ignacio Solares Xavier Villaurrutia Award; Guggenheim Fellowship;

Martín Solares Efraín Huerta National Literary Award (1998)

Reies Tijerina

Julio Torri

Hugo Gutiérrez Vega Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Ramón López Velarde, no prizes known

Josefina Vicens Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Maruxa Vilalta, National Prize 2010

Juan Villoro Herralde Prize; Xavier Villaurrutia Award

Jorge Volpi Guggenheim Fellowship;

Ramón Xirau Alfonso Reyes Prize; Guggenheim Fellowship;

Gabriel Zaid Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Luis Zapata

Eraclio Zepeda Xavier Villaurrutia Award;

Mary Wells Ashworth

Mary Wells Ashworth (May 28, 1903 — September 12, 1992) was an American historian. She was granted a Guggenheim Fellowship for biography in 1955 and was a co-winner of the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for George Washington, Volumes I-VII.

Mauricio Lasansky

Mauricio Leib Lasansky (October 12, 1914 – April 2, 2012) was an Argentine artist and educator known both for his advanced techniques in intaglio printmaking and for a series of 33 pencil drawings from the 1960s titled "The Nazi Drawings." Lasansky, who migrated to and became a citizen of the United States, established the school of printmaking at the University of Iowa, which offered the first Master of Fine Arts program in the field in the United States. Sotheby's identifies him as one of the fathers of modern printmaking.

Ralph Beals

Ralph L. Beals (July 19, 1901 – February 24, 1985) was an anthropologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, a former president of the American Anthropological Association, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He worked on community development in Egypt with UNESCO and studied Mexican students in American universities.

Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon

Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon (born 1962, in Guadalajara, México) is a Mexican-American composer and chair of the composition department at Eastman School of Music. His Comala (2010, Bridge Records 9325) was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Music and he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995, a Mozart Medal in 1994, and a Lillian Fairchild Award in 2011. He was a student of George Crumb.

Comala, a cantata based on Juan Rulfo's Pedro Páramo, was premiered by The Furious Band at the Festival Música y Escena in México City.

Tim Roughgarden

Timothy Avelin Roughgarden is a professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Tim received his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 2002, under the supervision of Éva Tardos.Roughgarden teaches a popular four-part algorithms specialization on Coursera.Roughgarden's work is concerned with game theoretic questions in computer science.

He received the Danny Lewin award at STOC 2002 for the best student paper. He received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2007, the Grace Murray Hopper Award in 2009, and the Gödel Prize in 2012 for his work on routing traffic in large-scale communication networks to optimize performance of a congested network. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017.

Tyson R. Roberts

Tyson Royal Roberts is an American ichthyologist. He has been described as "the world's foremost authority on Regalecus".Roberts attended Stanford University, where he earned his B.A. in 1961 and a Ph.D. in 1968. His doctoral thesis was titled "Studies on the osteology and phylogeny of characoid fishes." He won a 1999 Guggenheim Fellowship in the field of "Organismic Biology & Ecology", and is a research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and is also affiliated to the Institute of Molecular Biosciences of Mahidol University, Thailand.

Walter H. Stockmayer

Walter Hugo Stockmayer (April 7, 1914 in Rutherford, New Jersey – May 9, 2004 in Norwich, Vermont) was an internationally known chemist and university teacher. A former member of the National Academy of Sciences, he was recognized as one of the twentieth century pioneers of polymer science. His specific interest was in theory and experiment for the structure and dynamics of polymer molecules, including various uses of the light scattering method.Stockmayer became interested in the mathematical aspects of physical chemistry as an undergraduate at MIT. A Rhodes Scholarship brought him to Jesus College, Oxford, where he undertook gas kinetics research with D. L. Chapman. He introduced the Stockmayer potential.

Stockmayer returned to MIT for Ph.D. research and pursued his study of statistical mechanics, which he later continued at Columbia University. He returned again to MIT in 1943 to study the theory of network formation and the gelation criterion. Stockmayer increasingly directed his attention to theories of polymer solutions, light scattering and chain dynamics.

After a Guggenheim Fellowship for the academic year 1954/1955 in Strasbourg, France, he returned once more to MIT, then moved to Dartmouth College in 1961. There, he worked primarily on copolymers in dilute solution, established the journal Macromolecules, and collaborated with many Japanese scientists.

Stockmayer is mentioned as a friend of the author in the novel Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, and is described as a distinguished pianist and a good skier. A fellowship in honor of Professor Stockmayer was established at Dartmouth College in 1994.

İlhan Mimaroğlu

İlhan Kemaleddin Mimaroğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈilhan mimaɾˈoːɫu], March 11, 1926 – July 17, 2012) was a musician and electronic music composer. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey, the son of the famous architect Mimar Kemaleddin Bey depicted on the Turkish lira banknotes, denomination 20 lira, of the 2009 E-9 emission. He graduated from Galatasaray High School in 1945 and the Ankara Law School in 1949. He went to study in New York supported by a Rockefeller Scholarship. He studied musicology at Columbia University under Paul Henry Lang and composition under Douglas Moore.

During the 1960s he studied in the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Center under Vladimir Ussachevsky and on occasions worked with Edgard Varèse and Stefan Wolpe. His notable students included Ingram Marshall.

He worked as a producer for Atlantic Records, where he created his own record label, Finnadar Records, in 1971. In the same year he collaborated with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard on a moving anti-war statement, Sing Me a Song of Songmy. He also was the producer for Charles Mingus’ Changes One and Changes Two, and contributed to the soundtrack of Federico Fellini's Fellini Satyricon.

He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition in 1971.

İlhan Mimaroğlu died of pneumonia in 2012.

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