Mar 1, 2008, 7:20 PM
Post #241 of 462
Hi Caroline, I'm not sure exactly how many third year fellowships there are, but I do know they award them to both poets and fiction writers.
maybe everyone already knows this, but a friend of mine who knows someone who went to iowa told me that iowa offers fellowships to some of the 2nd yr. students so they can write during the year after they graduate, basically a full year of funding with no other responsibilities. do you guys know about this? sounds pretty darn sweet. i wonder if it's just for fiction writer or if they give $ to the poets too. any info???
That's correct. These are fellowships set up by James Michener. Around 8 go out to Iowa students graduating that year (to be used solely to write during the year after they graduate). The fellowships provide full funding for an entire year, assuming you don't live somewhere that's prohibitively expensive like New York City. In addition, around 10 more Michener fellowships are given to students who have graduated within the past ten years. I knew a few people who got these a few years out, and I know they really appreciated having the opportunityto fully immerse themselves in their work again. This is just another nice aspect of the Iowa program, something that people don't often realize.
(This post was edited by dorchester on Mar 1, 2008, 8:46 PM)