John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

grant in the arts, awarded annually

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. 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.
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Vladimir Nabokov

Russian-American novelist, lepidopterist, professor

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Lolita

novel by Vladimir Nabokov

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1955

Pale Fire

novel, in the form of a commentary on a poem, by Vladimir Nabokov

author: Vladimir Nabokov

1961

Pnin

novel by Vladimir Nabokov

author:

1957

Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle

novel by Vladimir Nabokov

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1969

Despair

Novel by Vladimir Nabokov

author:

1934

articles

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Signs and Symbols

redactioneel artikel

author: Vladimir Nabokov

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Margaret Atwood

Canadian writer

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Noam Chomsky

American linguist, philosopher and activist

Tom Clancy

American author

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Kurt Vonnegut

American writer

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