NEA National Heritage Fellowship Nomination Form

The nomination deadline has passed for this cycle.

To make a complete nomination, there are two steps.

Step One: Complete and submit the form below by May 30, 2023 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time.

Step Two: Submit nomination work samples and support letters to Applicant Portal, from June 2, 2023 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time to June 8, 2023 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time. (Login credentials to the Applicant Portal will be emailed to you on the morning of June 2, 2023.)

A nominee must be a living U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Nominations must be submitted in English.

Because this is a web form, it does not have all of the features of a word processing program (i.e., you cannot format your text with bold or italics, and you cannot use the spelling check feature). Use quotation marks or capital letters to set off titles of works or productions. We suggest that you create all text using your preferred word processing program and then copy and paste it into the boxes provided in this form.

Late, ineligible, and incomplete nominations will not be reviewed.

Exceptions to the deadline will be considered only for technical malfunctions that are the result of failures on the part of NEA systems, as determined by the NEA. To be considered for this exception, you must provide documentation of a NEA systems failure that prevented your submission by the deadline.

In the event of a major emergency (e.g., a hurricane or NEA systems technological failure), the NEA Chair may adjust application deadlines for affected nominations. If a deadline is extended for any reason, an announcement will be posted on our website.

Do not seek information on the status of your application before the announcement date that is listed above.

Document that your nomination was submitted by taking a screenshot of the confirmation page following submission of the nomination.