Thursday, April 10, 2014

Congratulations ANDREW MOORE 2014 Guggenheim Fellow: Listen to his Audio Interview at BUREAU of Arts and Culture Audio Archives Page

The Fellowship
Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are 
intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional 
capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to 
citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and the 
other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the 
Caribbean.  Candidates must apply to the Guggenheim Foundation in order 
to be considered in either of these competitions.The Foundation receives 
between 3,500 and 4,000 applications each year.  Although no one who 
applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening:  
all applications are reviewed.  Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded 
each year.

During the rigorous selection process, applicants will first be pooled with 
others working in the same field, and examined by experts in that field: 
the work of artists will be reviewed by artists, that of scientists by scientists, 
that of historians by historians, and so on. The Foundation has a network of 
several hundred advisers, who either meet at the Foundation offices to look 
at applicants' work, or receive application materials to read offsite.  These 
advisers, all of whom are themselves former Guggenheim Fellows, then 
submit reports critiquing and ranking the applications in their respective 
fields.  Their recommendations are then forwarded to and weighed by a 
Committee of Selection, which then determines the number of awards to 
be made in each area.  Occasionally, no application in a given area is 
considered strong enough to merit a Fellowship.

The Committee of Selection then forwards its recommendations to the 
Board of Trustees for final approval.  The successful candidates in the 
United States and Canada competition are announced in early April; 
those in the Latin America and Caribbean competition, in early June.
We guarantee our advisors and Committee of Selection members, as 
well as those who submit letters of reference, absolute confidentiality.  
Therefore, under no circumstances will the reasons for the rejection of 
an application be provided.