Grants for Individuals

All FY 2021 Literature Fellowship application deadlines have passed. Guidelines for FY 2022 Literature Fellowships with an application deadline in 2021 will be posted later this year.

The National Endowment for the Arts provides direct support to creative writers and literary translators of distinction through Literature Fellowships.

Creative Writing Fellowships

Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000.

Application Deadline: March 11, 2020
Notification: December 2020
Earliest Start Date: January 1, 2021

Translation Projects

Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into English. Non-matching grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Notification: December 2020
Earliest Start Date: January 1, 2021