The fellowships are awarded in April. Funds become available July 1st of that year and may be taken anytime within four years of that day.
The fellowship has no provision for a residency, other than that stated as one of the requirements of the fellowship, i.e., that the applicant must be living and working in the United States.
Your letters should be written by colleagues and mentors who are familiar with your work. If you send them a copy of your proposed project then they can include comments on your proposal as well.
Yes, click on the HELP link on the upper right side of the application page.
There is a section on the application where you can explain your situation and offer reasons why you still consider yourself early mid-career and are applying even though you may not strictly meet the Foundation’s definition.
No, you can submit an application in only one field.
Yes, you must submit your application by the November 1 deadline even if the letters of recommendation have not yet been submitted by that date.
Two letters are required. As part of the application process you must provide the names and email addresses of the two individuals who will be writing your letters, and Survey Monkey Apply will automatically contact them.
Recommenders must submit their letters by November 15.
The deadline is November 1.