Would you like to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement? America's National Endowment for the Arts’ Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the only criteria for review are artistic excellence and artistic merit. It’s one of the most popular fellowships in the nation, so expect quite some competition.
Literature inspires, enriches, educates, and entertains. It reminds us that there is beauty and joy in language, that others have insights worth paying attention to, that in our struggles we are not alone. By helping writers and translators create new work and connect with audiences through publishers and other literary organizations and programs, the National Endowment for the Arts celebrates literature as an essential reflection of our nation's rich diversity of voices.
You must submit your application electronically through www.Grants.gov, the federal government’s online application system. The Grants.gov system must receive your validated and accepted application no later than 11:59 p.m., EST, on March 9, 2016.
More details how to apply (electronic applications only!) can be found on this website: https://www.arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships/how-to-prepare-and-submit-an-application