The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation is an independent foundation administered at Brown University. It awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project.  Our support is particularly intended to augment paid sabbatical leaves. In the case of independent artists or scholars, or those without paid leaves, we would expect that a Howard Fellowship would enable them to devote a substantial block of time to the proposed project. The Howard Foundation was officially established in 1952 and offered its first fellowships in 1954.  Since 1954 more than 400 Howard Fellowships have been awarded.

A total of nine fellowships of $35,000 will be awarded in April 2021 for 2021-2022 in the fields of:

Creative Nonfiction



Applications can be submitted starting 7/1/20