Up to 15 fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the New York Public Library. The fellows will each receive $75,000, an office at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library's main branch in Midtown Manhattan, and full access to the library's collections, from September 2020 through May 2021. Fellows will be required to work on their projects at the Cullman Center for the duration of the fellowship and give a public talk. Writers currently enrolled in a graduate degree–granting program are ineligible. Using only the online submission system, submit a writing sample of up to 4,500 words, a project proposal of up to 1,500 words, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by September 27. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
New York Public Library, Cullman Center Fellowships, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018.