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, who have completed at least one major project and demonstrate potential to be future leaders in their fields.  (Please consult Eligibility requirements for further information.)  Artists and scholars supported by the Howard Foundation are expected to devote a substantial portion of time during the fellowship year to advancing new work.  Fellowship funds may be used in combination with sabbatical leaves or other sources of support, but this is not a requirement. 

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 begining 7/1/2020 through 11/1/2020