The Guggenheim Fellowship ( English Guggenheim Fellowship ) is a grant awarded by the American John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (English John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation ) to Americans (in the sense of residents of the continent America ) who have excelled in the natural sciences , social sciences , humanities or art . The performing arts are excluded, but film directors and choreographers can be funded.
The renowned scholarship is aimed at experienced professionals in the middle of their careers ( mid-career ) . In two separate calls for proposals each year, the majority of the scholarships are awarded to North Americans (US-Americans and Canadians; e.g. 2004: 185 scholarship holders), a smaller proportion to Latin Americans and Caribbean citizens (2004: 36 scholarship holders). Scholarship holders are usually funded for six or twelve months, in exceptional cases longer. This time should give the sponsored the opportunity to carry out their work with the greatest possible creative freedom; the funding should not be used for further training.
The Guggenheim Fellows have included several later Nobel Prize winners , Pulitzer Prize winners and other prestigious awards. Among other things:
- Linus Carl Pauling (1926; Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1954, 1963 Nobel Peace Prize for his great commitment against nuclear weapon tests )
- the photographer Edward Weston (1937)
- the physiologist and anthropologist Sherburne F. Cook (1938 and 1947)
- the photographer Eliot Porter (1941 and 1946)
- the philosopher Richard B. Brandt (1943)
- the Semitist Wolf Leslau (1946 and 1947)
- the physicist Felix Bloch (1952; Nobel Prize 1952)
- the musicologist David Dodge Boyden (1954, 1967 and 1970)
- the photographer Robert Frank (1955)
- the literary scholar Werner Vordtriede (1957)
- the writers Philip Roth and John Updike (both 1959)
- the historian Theodore H. von Laue (1962 and 1974)
- the photographer Diane Arbus (1963 and 1966)
- the linguist William G. Moulton (1964)
- the physicist Frank Oppenheimer (1965)
- the literary scholar and writer Richard Exner (1967)
- the sumerologist Thorkild Jacobsen (1968)
- the artist Donald Judd (1968)
- the computer scientist Leonard Kleinrock (1970)
- the photographer William Eggleston (1974)
- the writer Robert M. Pirsig (1974)
- the photographer Joel Sternfeld (1978, 1982)
- the chemist Yuan T. Lee (1977; Nobel Prize 1986)
- the art historian Walter S. Gibson (1978)
- the mathematician Branko Grünbaum (1981)
- the poet Jared Carter (1982)
- the chemist Amos Smith (1985)
- the biologist Jerry Coyne (1989)
- the literary scholar Gabriele Schwab (1989)
- the physicist Carl E. Wieman (1990–1991; Nobel Prize 2001)
- the behaviorist and bioacousticist Katy Payne (1990)
- the psychologist and poet Keith Holyoak (1991)
- the composer Sebastian Currier (1992)
- the painter Sue Williams (1993)
- the philosopher Judith Butler (1999)
- the psychologist John A. Bargh (2001)
- the photographer Taryn Simon (2001)
- the dance critic Deborah Jowitt (2002)
- the video and animation artist Karen Yasinsky (2002)
- the photographer Mitch Epstein (2003)
- the writer Scott Spencer (2004)
- the filmmaker Amie Siegel (2007)
- the architectural historian Michael J. Lewis (2008)
- the philosopher Alva Noë (2012)
- the biologist Harold F. Greeney (2015)
- the anthropologist Glenn Davis Stone (2016)
- the astrophysicist Feryal Özel (2016)
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was founded in 1925 for the purpose of granting scholarships by the American businessman and politician Simon Guggenheim and his wife in memory of their son John Simon Guggenheim, who died on April 26, 1922. Simon Guggenheim was the younger brother of Solomon R. Guggenheim , who founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation , which owns the Guggenheim museums worldwide (e.g. the Guggenheim Museum in New York). However, the two foundations are not related.
- ↑ SEARCH FELLOWS. In: gf.org. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, accessed August 20, 2019 (American English, database query).
- ^ About the Fellowship; In: gf.org. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, accessed August 20, 2019 (American English).
- ↑ Frequently Asked Questions. In: gf.org. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, accessed August 20, 2019 (American English).
- ^ Branko Grünbaum, Fellow 1981
- ^ John Simon Guggenheim Foundation - Judith Butler. Retrieved January 29, 2017 .
- ^ John Simon Guggenheim Foundation - Karen Yasinsky. In: gf.org. June 14, 2016, accessed August 6, 2016 .
- ^ John Simon Guggenheim Foundation - Amie Siegel. In: gf.org. June 14, 2016, accessed April 8, 2016 .
- ^ John Simon Guggenheim Foundation - Alva Noë. In: gf.org. Retrieved November 13, 2016 .