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.

A total of ten fellowships of $40,000 each will be awarded in April 2025 for 2025- 2026 in the fields of:        

Object Based Arts and Installation Based Arts


Art History, Architecture, and Visual Culture


Howard Fellowships are intended primarily to provide artists, scholars, and writers with time to complete their work. They are not intended for publication subsidies, for equipment purchase, for preparation of exhibits, or to support institutional programs. Deadline for submission of applications is November 1, 2024. Fellowship recipients will be announced in April, 2025.

Application Process:  

An application is initiated by registering at the top of this page. You must create a Survey Monkey Apply profile. Applicants are asked to supply basic information about themselves and then to upload a project description (three double-double spaced pages, ca. 800-900 words), a two-page curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages or audio/still/video samples of previously produced works, along with the names and email addresses of two individuals willing to supply letters of recommendation for the applicant. 

Potential applicants, prior to initiating an application, should visit the   Eligibility link on the foundation website to see if they meet the requirements for a Howard Fellowship. The deadline for this submission of applications is November 1, 2024.  


Fellowships are offered in a revolving sequence of fields. Recipients are given the option of postponing receipt of their fellowship so as to make the Howard competition accessible to those whose personal or professional plans do not line up exactly with the year in which awards are offered in their fields. For further information on the Howard Foundation please visit our website where you will also find a section on Frequently Asked Questions. You may also wish to view our INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO below.

George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation

Box 1857, Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

Phone 401-863-2429

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