Guggenheim fellowships are financial grants
(by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
) to selected individuals
made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. The purpose is to allow Fellows to have as much creative freedom
as possible. There are no special conditions on how Fellows spend the money.
Only advanced professionals
in natural sciences
, social sciences
and creative arts
are allowed to apply.
Grants are considered yearly in one of its competitions where the work of the artists
reviewed by the Foundation's network
. After the review, the Committee of Selection
weighs the applications
field by field and makes the final decisions.
Approximately, 200 grants are awarded a year. The average amount granted is $35,000.
The Guggenheim Foundation can be found at: http://www.gf.org/index.html